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26 months after the Shoreham air disaster are the victims' families any nearer justice?

It's now 804 days since a Hawker Hunter jet smashed into a crowd of spectators - killing eleven men at the Shoreham Airshow.

In the 26 months that have followed there have been no charges brought against the pilot Andy Hill, no answers from an inquest - and the grieving families have now been told their legal aid has been rejected.

Shoreham's MP told the Commons this week he feels the relatives of the victims are being neglected. So are we any nearer clarity - or justice?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to the families' QC Gerard Forlin, Caroline and Bob Schilt, who's son Jacob died in the crash, and MP Tim Loughton.


Memorial unveiled to the Shoreham air crash victims

It's almost two years since eleven men died when a vintage jet crashed during the Shoreham Airshow.

Today, artists working on a permanent memorial to the victims unveiled models of their designs for the first time.

David Parfitt and Jane Fordham have created five pieces which will be installed along the banks of the River Adur, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

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Football stand unveiled in memory of players killed in Shoreham air crash

Family and friends of two footballers who died in the Shoreham air crash have welcomed the unveiling of a lasting memorial in the grounds of a club. A stand has been built at Worthing United.

This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Paul Grimstone, Mark Sanderson, vice-chairman of Worthing United FC, and Bob Schilt.

Police investigation into Shoreham air crash almost complete

The inquest into the Shoreham air disaster won't be held until September next year - more than three years after the crash that claimed the lives of eleven men.

Sussex Police announced today that their investigation into how the vintage Hawker Hunter jet came to crash onto the busy A27 is now 95% complete.

Meanwhile, families of the victims have called for a "full, frank and fearless investigation" into the deaths of their loved ones.

Malcolm Shaw reports from today's pre-inquest hearing in Crawley.

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.

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