UK police arrest man over death of footballer Emiliano Sala
A man has been arrested in the UK over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.
Dorset Police said a 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.
He has been released while investigations continue.
Sala had just signed with Cardiff City when his charter plane crashed in January along with pilot David Ibbotson.
“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 in a statement.
“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.”
Det. Insp. Huxtor said Sala and Mr Ibbotson’s families had been told.
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