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Pilot of vintage aircraft interviewed about Shoreham air crash

Many floral tributes arrived at the crash site Credit: ITV

The pilot of the vintage plane that crashed during the Shoreham Air Show, killing 11 people, has been interviewed by police. Fifty-one-year-old Andrew Hill, from Hertfordshire, was questioned by officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. Police say he was interviewed under caution, but not arrested.

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Memorial service to be held for victims of Shoreham Air Show disaster

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A memorial service for the victims of the Shoreham air disaster is to be held on November 22nd. Eleven people died when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the busy A27 during the event in August. The service will be held in the chapel of Lancing College which overlooks the site of the tragedy.

Families of those who lost their lives have been invited to the service, along with the hundreds of firefighters, police, paramedics, social workers, volunteers and members of the community who helped in the wake of the tragedy.

The event is being organised by a group of local authority leaders and representatives of the emergency services, brought together by Shoreham's MP Tim Loughton. Mr Loughton said he hoped it would give some comfort to the grieving families and help the whole community to heal.

He said "This appalling tragedy has shattered the lives of all those who lost a loved one but it has also seen the whole community unite to shield and support those grieving families in these dark days. We hope that a memorial service will further serve to support the families as they struggle to come to terms with such terrible loss. We also hope it will support those who were first on the scene, many of whom must be struggling with the burden of what they saw that day. These are all highly trained professionals who have been rightly praised for their bravery and dedication in the wake of the Shoreham Air Show crash but no amount of training could prepare them for a scene of such devastation. This is a chance for those professionals to pause, reflect and heal."

Memorial service planned for Shoreham air disaster families

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It's been announced that a memorial service to pay tribute to the victims of the Shoreham Air Show tragedy will be held on November 22.

It will take place at Lancing College which overlooks the site where a vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashed into the busy A27.

Families of those who lost their lives will be invited to attend.

Hundreds of firefighters, police, paramedics, social workers, volunteers and members of the community who helped in the wake of the tragedy will also be in attendance.

This appalling tragedy has shattered the lives of all those who lost a loved one but it has also seen the whole community unite to shield and support those grieving families in these dark days.

We hope that a memorial service will further serve to support the families as they struggle to come to terms with such terrible loss.

– Tim Loughton, Shoreham MP

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Shoreham aircrash: Rookie police officers 'could be sacked' over posts on social media

Aftermath of Shoreham aircrash Credit: Sussex Police

Two rookie police officers may be sacked over posts they made on social media in the wake of the Shoreham air disaster.

The unnamed staff, part-way through their two-year probationary period with Sussex Police, must wait to discover the extent of their punishment following their conduct.

Police said a private online message was allegedly sent to a colleague about the force's response to the disaster.

The recipient immediately reported the incident and the two officers, based at Brighton and Hove, were put under investigation for gross misconduct by the Professional Standards Department and may now be told to leave the force.

Deputy Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said their actions "undoubtedly" caused distress to the victims' families.

Funeral for victim of Shoreham Airshow crash

Daniele Polito was one of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash Credit: Sussex Police

The funeral of another victim of the Shoreham Air disaster will take place today.

Daniele Polito was travelling with his friend Matt Jones at the time of the crash in August.

His friend was also killed.

The service for Mr Polito will be held at Worthing Crematorium this afternoon.

Tributes to Shoreham crash victims at Brighton game

There have been poignant tributes at the Amex Stadium to two Worthing United footballers killed in the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Brighton & Hove Albion asked all supporters attending today's match against Hull City to arrive early to pay tribute to Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt.

A minute's applause was held immediately ahead of kick-off.

Investigations are continuing into the disaster which happened when a Hawker Hunter plane plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex on August 22.

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