A 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire has been arrested by the police investigating the death of Emiliano Sala following suspicion of “manslaughter by an unlawful act”.
Recall that Sala who had signed for Cardiff died when a plane carrying him crashed into the English Channel north of Guernsey in January.
Upon the discovery of his body it was brought to Portland Port in Dorset on January 7, with police investigating the circumstances of his death.
“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.”
“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, June 19 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,” Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police, said.
The body of Ibbotson, 59, who was flying the plane from Nantes in France to Cardiff on January 21, is still missing