No further action following Emiliano Sala arrest

64 year-old man won't be charged with manslaughter by an unlawful act

No further action is going to be taken against a 64-year-old man who was arrested by Dorset Police after the death of Emiliano Sala.

The Cardiff City footballer died along with pilot David Ibbotson when the small plane he was travelling in from his former side Nantes came down in the English Channel in January last year.

Police now say, after working with the Civil Aviation Authority and the Crown Prosecution Service, they'll not be looking to charge the man with manslaughter.


Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We have carried out a detailed examination into the circumstances of Mr Sala’s death, this has been a complex investigation involving the examination of a large amount of evidence and in liaison with a range of organisations.

“We have worked closely with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during our investigation and we are now able to confirm that Dorset Police will not be seeking a formal charging decision by the CPS in relation to homicide offences.” 

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