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Final report to be published into Shoreham tragedy

The final Shoreham report will be published today Credit: ITV

Air accident investigators will publish their final report into the Shoreham Airshow disaster today. It's taken 18 months and was designed to determine the cause of the crash and make safety recommendations to prevent a similar incident.

Eleven men were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet failed to pull out of a loop-the loop and crashed on the busy A27 in August 2015. The pilot survived the impact. The victims' families have been allowed to look at the report ahead of its publication.

Final report to be published on Shoreham disaster

The final report into the disaster is being published Credit: ITV

Air accident investigators will publish their final report into the Shoreham Airshow disaster tomorrow (Friday). It's taken 18 months and was designed to determine the cause of the crash and make safety recommendations to prevent a similar incident.

Eleven men were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet failed to pull out of a loop-the loop and crashed on to a busy A27 in August 2015. The pilot survived the impact. The victims' families have been allowed to look at the report ahead of its publication.

Engineers build 7km wall in battle against climate change

It was almost three years ago to the day that many residents in an area of Shoreham-by-Sea found themselves mopping up flood water. Now work's underway on a multi-million pound flood defence scheme for the town.

The ambitious plan includes building a seven kilometre barrier along the River Adur.

The project began just a few weeks ago - and today the Secretary of State for the Environment went to see how it's progressing.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andrea Leadsom MP, flood victim Lucy Gabriel and Dave Robinson of the Environment Agency.

Man jumps off flyover into river 'for fun'

Credit: Shoreham Lifeboat

Coastguards are issuing warnings after a major alert was sparked by a man jumping off Shoreham flyover into the River Adur 'for fun'.

The coastguard, RNLI and police were called to the scene at midday on Saturday following reports a man wearing a wetsuit was balancing on the railing of the bridge before leaping in.

He had been helped out of the water and was being looked after by police when coastguard crews arrived.

The man was spotted jumping of the Shoreham flyover Credit: Google Images

The Coastguard later tweeted that 'very strong words of advice' were given.

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New date set for Shoreham air crash pre-inquest review

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A new date for the pre-inquest review into the 11 deaths following the Shoreham air crash has been set for Monday 21st November 2016.

The second pre-inquest review is an administrative hearing and will be held at Parkside in Horsham.

The 11 who died in the air crash were:

  • Maurice Rex Abrahams, 76, of Brighton
  • Dylan Archer, 42, of Brighton
  • Anthony David Brightwell, 53, of Hove
  • Matthew Grimstone, 23, of Brighton
  • Matthew Wesley Jones, 24, of Littlehampton
  • James Graham Mallinson, 72, of Newick
  • Daniele Gaetano Polito, 23, of Goring by Sea
  • Mark Alexander Reeves, 53, of Seaford
  • Jacob Henry Schilt, 23, of Brighton
  • Richard Jonathan Smith, 26, of Hove
  • Mark James Trussler, 54, of Worthing
Credit: ITV Meridian

They were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August 2015.

Statement from SECAmb on Shoreham anniversary

It is now a year since 11 people were killed at Shoreham Credit: ITV

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) have issued a statement to mark the first anniversary of the Shoreham tragedy.

The thoughts of everyone at SECAmb are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident a year ago today.

It was, of course, an extremely challenging incident to respond to and our staff, as ever, acted with care, compassion and with the utmost professionalism. I am very proud of their actions alongside their emergency service colleagues and volunteers.

Such an awful incident had a huge impact on the local community and people further afield. Everyone should be very proud of the way they came together to provide support to each other and indeed undertake many acts of kindness for our staff.

I wish everyone a peaceful day in which they can pay tribute and reflect on today’s anniversary.

– Geraint Davies, Acting Chief Executive

Eleven candles lit to remember those who died in Shoreham air crash

A church service has taken place to remember those who died in the Shoreham air crash a year ago.

Eleven candles, representing the number of victims, were lit at St Mary De Haura Church in Shoreham-by-sea.

Candles lit at Shoreham church service Credit: ITV News Meridian

The altar candles were lit by the men's families, ahead of the disaster's first anniversary on Monday.

The names of those who died when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed on to the A27 during the Shoreham Air Show on 22nd August 2016 were read out.

Prayers said in memory of the Shoreham victims Credit: ITV News Meridian

As much as we might wish otherwise, there seems to be no option but to wait. There can be no real moving on until all that can be humanly known about the air crash is revealed and resolved. Even if we were not present at Shoreham Airport, I am sure we can all recall how and when we heard or realised the enormity of what had happened. Now, one year on, the whole community of Shoreham has an opportunity to come together in this ancient church, this sacred place, and reflect for a while on those 11 lives so suddenly and violently taken away. The suffering and shock of unexpected loss, as the bonds of love and family life were traumatically ruptured. Also in this service we think again of the commitment and expertise of those members of the different emergency services who were involved in this fatal disaster.

– Rev Terry Stratford

The service was held two days before the first anniversary of the crash, which happened when the 1950s' plane failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop manoeuvre during the air show.

On Monday, flowers will be laid and a minute's silence held on the wooden Shoreham Tollbridge, which became a focal point for the community in the crash's aftermath at 1.22pm, the exact time of the disaster.

Derek Johnson has a full report on today's service which includes the voice of Reverend Ann Waizeneker, interviews with Bob and Caroline Schilt, Reverend Terry Stratford and Leslye Polito.

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