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Coroner confirms all Shoreham victims formally identified

People look at floral tributes left on the Old Tollbridge near the A27 at Shoreham. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

West Sussex's senior coroner has confirmed that formal identification of the victims has been completed and all the families have been informed.

Inquests into their deaths will open in Horsham, West Sussex on Wednesday.

Penelope Schofield said: "Identifying all 11 victims has been a difficult process due to the horrific nature of the accident and the intensity of the fire."

The search is continuing at the scene in order to recover all the remains, West Sussex County Council have said.


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Minute's silence held to remember Shoreham victims

Hundreds gathered at a toll bridge near the crash site to pay their respects

A minute's silence has been held to remember victims of the Shoreham air disaster in which at least 11 people died last Saturday.

Hundreds of people gathered at a wooden toll bridge near the crash site where hundreds of floral tributes have been left.

FA Chairman's tribute to footballers killed in crash

Tribute from FA to footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt

The Chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, has sent a letter to Worthing United Football Club, to express the FA's sympathies for the deaths of two of the team's players in the Shoreham air crash.

Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt were on their way to a match when an aircraft came down on the A27 in Sussex last week Saturday.

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Fiancee of feared Shoreham crash victim speaks of grief

Mark Trussler has not been heard of since the accident last Saturday. Credit: Giovanna Chirico/Facebook

The fiancee of motorcyclist Mark Trussler, who is missing and feared dead after the Shoreham air crash, has posted on Facebook saying her worst fears have been confirmed.

Giovanna Chirico said she has lost "her fiance, best friend, soulmate and sidekick".

Giovanna Chirico said her 'worst fears' have been confirmed. Credit: Giovanna Chirico/Facebook

Sussex Police have not officially confirmed Mr Trussler's death. Eleven people are thought to have died in the tragedy.

A minute's silence is being held today to mark the exact time last Saturday when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the busy A27 during the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex.


The town of Shoreham will fall silent to remember the dead

New images of the aftermath of the Shoreham plane crash have been released tonight - showing the A27 moments after the Hawker Hunter jet came down, killing 11 people.

The photos - taken by the emergency services - show the horror that met fire crews and paramedics as they arrived at the scene.

Another victim has been named as 53-year old plane enthusiast Tony Brightwell from Hove.

A week after the plane crash, the town of Shoreham will fall silent to remember its dead. Derek Johnson reports.

Family's poignant tribute to 'a kind and loving man'

Tony Brightwell was 'a kind, loving man' Credit: Sussex Police

The family of 53-year-old Tony Brightwell from Hove, who died in the Shoreham air crash, have paid tribute to a 'kind, loving man'.

Tony, who was a Health Care Manager for Sussex Partnership NHS and Brighton and Hove City Council, was indulging his passion of watching planes and cycling and was excited about seeing one of the last flights of the Vulcan bomber.

He gained his private pilot licence (PPL) many years ago at Shoreham and regularly went to the airfield to watch the planes take off and land there, with a view that he might take up flying again one day. He had a real admiration of Second World War pilots and the huge, terrifying responsibilities that men and women faced.

He loved food and cooking - he regularly cooked Thai green curry, Spanish baked risotto and paella - and loved Indian takeaways, chicken tikka pathia being his favourite dish.

His fiancée Lara said: "He was the love of my life, my soul mate and I am devastated that our plans of a life in the sun in a few years time won't now happen. He was a kind, loving man who always helped others and just enjoyed spending time with family and friends over a bottle of red wine. I watched him cycle off into the sun on his treasured ridgeback bike to watch the air show at Shoreham for a couple of hours, but he never came home."

He leaves behind a heartbroken family - fiancée Lara, daughter Gemma, sister Judy, nephew Adam, parents Barbara and Ernie, best friend Andy and a large extended family, friends and colleagues.

'Forever in our hearts our darling bike warrior.

'We thank everyone who has sent their love, condolences and prayers and while we appreciate that many others will be experiencing similar unspeakable grief in such tragic and public circumstances, that we now be allowed to grieve ourselves in private and in peace.'

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