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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.

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Police issue safety message after driver seen playing guitar behind the wheel

A photograph of a person apparently playing a guitar while driving on the A27 near Chichester has been circulating on social media.

No formal complaint has been made to Sussex Police.

"I have seen the photograph. Unfortunately there is no vehicle registration number, nor is it clear if the person with the guitar is actually the driver. However, it is perhaps an opportunity to underline the message that motorists should never do anything that distracts them from driving while on the move or in traffic."

– Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Arun road policing unit

Motorist spotted driving while playing guitar

Motorist spotted driving while playing guitar Credit: M and Y

A motorist has been spotted strumming away on a guitar while driving down a busy dual carriageway.

The motorist, who has not been named, was snapped by bus passenger Nichola Carr on the A27 near Chichester, West Sussex.

The driver was wearing a suit as he slapped a tune on what appeared to be a five-string Warwick bass guitar worth approximately £500.

Nichola said: “I did not know you could drive and play the guitar.”

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), said: “You cannot drive and play the guitar at the same time.

“We always say you cannot do two things at once if one of them is driving – this is the first time I have heard of someone playing guitar at the wheel.”

Man who was killed on A27 named

The man who died on the A27 at Falmer on Saturday 5th July has been named as Adam Zachary Rice.

He was a 21-year-old student with the International Summer School of Sussex University from California in America.

Emergency services were called at around 1.15am on Saturday to a collision on the eastbound A27 at Falmer between a car and a pedestrian.

Adam, who was the pedestrian, sadly died at hospital on Sunday.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the pedestrian leading up to it to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Telemark.

Student dies after being hit by a car on the M27

A 21-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on the A27. Emergency services were called to a to a collision on the eastbound A27 at Falmer between a car and a pedestrian in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man, who is believed to be an American student, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital but sadly died on Sunday afternoon.

PC Kelly Newton said: "We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the pedestrian leading up to it to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Telemark."

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