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Arrest made in connection with Sala investigation

The footballer died in a plane crash off the coast of Alderney in January. Credit: PA Images

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

The 64-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.

Detectives from Dorset Police say they will not identify the individual unless that person is charged.

As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act. He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.

– Detective Inspector Simon Huxter

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