Sala: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaugter

Last updated : 20 June 2019 By Michael Morris

The police have arested a man today on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the death of Emiliano Sala.

The Argentine striker was killed when the plane flying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel in January.


Det Insp Simon Huxter, of the force's Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our inquiries 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 inquiries and has been released from custody under investigation."

Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage of the plane. The body of pilot David Ibbotson has never been found.