Farage pilot guilty of death threats

The pilot of a plane that crashed and injured the Ukip leader Nigel Farage on election day has been convicted of making threats to kill.

Justin Adams, 46, of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, was found guilty by a jury at Oxford Crown Court of five counts of making threats to kill relating to Mr Farage and Civil Aviation Authority crash investigator Martin James.

The crash on 6 May 2010, in which the aircraft nose-dived to the ground while towing a campaign banner, left Adams and Mr Farage in hospital.

Adams called Thames Valley Police six months after the crash and said: "I'm going to kill somebody or two. I know where they live, they destroyed my life."

Sentencing was adjourned until the week commencing 9 May.