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Shoreham air disaster: pre-inquest review to be held

A pre-inquest review is to be held today into the deaths of 11 men following the Shoreham Airshow crash.

They were killed when a vintage jet crashed onto the A27 in West Sussex in August 2015.

No evidence will be heard but a date for the full inquest should be set.

The 53 year old pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet, Andrew Hill, is being investigated for possible manslaughter by gross negligence.

He has been questioned voluntarily under caution by police.

The pre-inquest review had to be rescheduled from March due to the ongoing police investigation and to allow a final report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) to be considered.

The final AAIB report, published in March, found that Mr Hill, from Sandon, Hertfordshire, was flying too slow and too low during the loop manoeuvre.

The pre-inquest review will be held at Centenary House, Woodfield Road, Crawley, at 10.30am.

Murder investigation after assault at Lancing house

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A murder investigation has begun after a man suffered a fatal head injury at a house in Lancing in West Sussex.

Police were called to an address in Ingleside Crescent at around 8pm on Monday after reports of a disturbance.

When police returned to the property an hour later to carry out a welfare check, a 52 year old man had suffered a serious head injury.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but died of his injuries on Tuesday morning.

A 44 year old Shoreham man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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We want to hear from anyone who was in the area on Monday evening and may have seen someone acting suspiciously or something out of the ordinary. Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Reservoir. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

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REPORT : Plane recovered from sea after pilot's controlled crash

The pilot and his passenger managed to swim to shore

Two men have had a dramatic escape when their light aircraft ditched into the sea at Shoreham.

They managed to swim to the beach and apart from being shocked they were otherwise unhurt.

An investigation will now be held to find out exactly what went wrong.

Our reporter Andy Dickenson spoke to eye witnesses:

Andy spoke to Inspector Stuart Goodwin from Sussex Police, and eyewitnesses Donna Milton, Emma Kennard and Nick Bengtsson.

Shoreham flood defence scheme reaches new phase

Work is progressing on a 31 million pound scheme to boost flood defences at Shoreham in Sussex.

The town saw severe flooding in 2013 when an embankment failed during hide tides and bad weather. Derek Johnson reports.

He spoke to Dave Robinson from the Environment Agency.

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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'

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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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