A man aged 64-year-old has been arrested over the death of Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash january this year, Emiliano and pilot David Ibbotson perished in the crash.
The man from North Yorkshire had been arrested and released while investigations continue, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said. he was detained on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.
Emiliano was killed when a plane taking him from France to the UK crashed in the English Channel north of Guernsey on 21 January. after an intense search, the aircraft wreckage was found with his Sala’s body still inside and it was then removed from the plane and brought to Portland Port in Dorset.
But the pilot Mr David Ibbotson’s has never been found.
Mr Sala’s body was brought to Portland and Dorset Police has been carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner.
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.”
Shipwreck hunter David Mearns found the plane wreckage on 3 February, 220ft (67m) below the surface of the English Channel, using sonar financed by an appeal that raised £340,000 (371,000 euros) to find the aircraft.