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Man ARRESTED over Emiliano Sala death due to suspicious unlawful act

A man has reportedly been arrested in relation to alleged possible manslaughter relating to some suspicious and unlawful behaviour that may have led to the death of former Nantes and Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.

The Argentine completed a move from the French side to the Welsh outfit in the January transfer window, but never got to play for his new team due to dying in a plane crash on his way to the UK.

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According to the Daily Mirror, a man has now been arrested due to suspicion over his involvement in the accident, which also took the life of the pilot, David Ibbotson.

Police have updated the families of Sala and Ibbotson as investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: “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 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.

“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.

“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.”

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