Estate sues

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A multi-million pound action for damages is to be launched over the death of Chelsea Football Club's vice-chairman, Matthew Harding, in a helicopter crash.

The civil action for compensation was announced within minutes of an inquest jury returning a verdict of accidental death on Mr Harding, 42, and four other men who died in the when the helicopter crashed on farmland in Cheshire.

David Cooper, a lawyer who represents Mr Harding's estate, said that claims would be made against a number of unnamed parties.