Man (64) Questioned Over Sala Death

A man has been questioned by detectives investigating the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

The footballer died, along with his pilot David Ibbotson, when the small aircraft they were in came down off the coast of Alderney in January. 

A 64-year-old from North Yorkshire was held on suspicion of manslaughter and has been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team says a lot of work has gone into their joint investigation with the Civil Aviation Authority:

"As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act. He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.

"This matter, therefore, is still subject to a live investigation and I would ask the media and members of the public to refrain from speculation, as this could cause additional distress to the families involved as well as potentially hinder the investigation.

"As is standard practice, we will not be releasing any further information as to the identity of the individual who has been arrested unless that person is charged to appear in court and again would discourage any speculation in relation to this."

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