Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death

A player warms up in front of a portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala prior to the L1 football match between FC Nantes and Nimes Olympique at the Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes on February 10, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 19 June 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death

  • The forward, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21
  • Detective Inspector Simon Huxter: As a result of our enquiries we have arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act

LONDON: A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, British police confirmed on Wednesday.
The forward, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21, just days after he had joined Cardiff City from Nantes.
“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,” Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police said in a statement.
“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”
After a crowd-funded specialized search, Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage in February but Ibbotson’s body has not been found.


Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hard-line ultra fans

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Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hard-line ultra fans

  • Arrests were the culmination of a year-long probe centered on the alleged blackmail of ticketing officials

ROME: Italian police on Monday arrested 12 leading Juventus hard-line fans as part of a major investigation into violence and extortion linked to match ticket sales.
The suspects are accused of criminal association, aggravated extortion, money laundering and violence, police said.
The arrests were the culmination of a year-long probe centered on the alleged blackmail of ticketing officials by the “ultras,” who wanted cut-price blocks of tickets they could sell to fellow fans.
They reportedly began threatening to sing racist chants during matches — which would lead to the club being hit with fines and possibly having points deducted — after Juventus stopped distributing blocks of tickets for resale in 2017, Italian media said.
Police said the hardcore groups had set up a “widespread criminal strategy to ‘restore’ lost favors.”
Those arrested included the heads of the Drughi, Tradizione-Antichi Valori, Viking, Nucleo 1985 and Quelli ... di via Filadelfia groups, police said in a statement.
Officers were carrying out 39 search warrants targeting those arrested and other suspects, with the help of police from cities across northern and central Italy, from Alessandria to Bergamo, Florence, Genoa and Milan.