Shoreham crash: Fighter jet wreckage removed from the crash site

No more bodies were found in the wreckage after the plane was removed

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The wreckage of the fighter jet that crashed in Shoreham has been removed by crane, as police warn that the final death toll could rise to 20.

According to police it is "highly likely" that 11 people died in the crash, but there were concerns that the removal of the plane would reveal more bodies.

No more were discovered during the removal process.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry has said that searches and investigations will continue, but did not speculate on the figure of how many bodies could be found - however, police earlier said that up to 20 could have died.


He also said that more than 200 people have reported concerns about their missing relatives and friends to the police since the crash.

The incident occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed into a busy dual carriageway, as it performed aerobatics at the Shoreham Airshow.

So far, only personal trainer Matt Jones, Worthing United FC footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, and wedding car chauffeur Maurice Abrahams have been named as victims, but there are at least eight other people who have been killed.

Motorcyclist Mark Trussler is also missing, and fears have been raised over Daniele Polito, a man from Worthing who was believed to have been travelling in the car with Mr Jones at the time of the crash.

Flowers and messages of condolence continue to accumulate at a bridge near the site of the crash, as the local community continues to struggle with the sudden and devastating crash.