The Dorset Police have arrested one man on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act this Wednesday afternoon.
On January, Argentinan footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson lost their lives after the small aircraft they were traveling in crashed in the English Channel.
They were traveling from Nice, France to Cardiff in Wales after the footballer was signed by the former English Premier League side.
And today, an unnamed 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.
“We have carried out a wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances of the death of Mr. Sala and continue to work with partner agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority,” Detective Inspector Simon Huxter said to Goal.
“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 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,” they added.
“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,” they concluded.
#LatestNews – Detectives investigating the death of professional footballer Emiliano Sala have confirmed that a man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act. https://t.co/oEj8tgxf1D
— Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) June 19, 2019