June 19, 2019 / 7:12 PM / a month ago

UK police arrest man over plane crash death of footballer Sala

FILE PHOTO: The Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, Nantes, France - February 10, 2019 General view of fans looking at tributes left outside the stadium in memory of Emiliano Sala REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Wednesday they had arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala in a plane crash in January.

Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel.

“We have today ... arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act,” said Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police in a statement.

“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”

The statement said police would provide no further details on the man’s identity at this stage.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by William Schomberg

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