Emiliano Sala death: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, say British police
Argentine player died of 'head and trunk injuries', inquest told
A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, British police confirmed on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old forward died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21, just days after he had joined Cardiff City from Nantes.
"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," Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police said in a statement.
"He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation."
After a crowd-funded specialised search, Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage in February but Ibbotson's body has not been found.
More details to come.
Updated: June 19, 2019 10:05 PM