Sussex Police say they are making progress in their investigation into the 2015 Shoreham air show crash which killed 11 men.
The force has informed West Sussex Coroner Penelope Schofield that progress has been made, and that a further update will be provided by Sussex Police to the coroner by the end of November.
An inquest into the eleven victims’ death is due to be heard in September 2018, with a third pre inquest review taking place in January. However, this may have to be suspended if the CPS decides to bring criminal charges.
Detective Superintendent Adam Hibbert, who is leading the investigation, said: “In addition to the work we are doing with the Crown Prosecution Service, I have provided Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner. Penelope Schofield with an update of the investigation as requested from the PIR in June .
“My team continues to work on the last few vital lines of enquiry and while I appreciate that this may be extremely frustrating to many, these are, none the less, extremely significant to the investigation.
“We continue to keep the families of the victims in touch with the progress of the investigation.”
Ms Schofield said: “In accordance with the Direction given at the Pre Inquest Review Hearing on 20 June 2017 Sussex Police have provided me with an update on their ongoing investigation on 29 September 2017.
“Whilst progress is being made there is no further information to be given out at this time and a further update will be provided to me on 30 November 2017. The families of the deceased are being kept informed.”
A third pre inquest review will take place on Wednesday 24 January at Crawley Coroner’s Court.
The 11 men who died in the air crash were:
- Maurice Rex Abrahams, 76 of Brighton
- Dylan Archer, 42 of Brighton
- Anthony David Brightwell, 53 of Hove
- Matthew Grimstone, 23 of Brighton
- Matthew Wesley Jones, 24 of Littlehampton
- James Graham Mallinson, 72 of Newick
- Daniele Gaetano Polito, 23 of Goring by Sea
- Mark Alexander Reeves, 53 of Seaford
- Jacob Henry Schilt, 23 of Brighton
- Richard Jonathan Smith, 26 of Hove
- Mark James Trussler, 54 of Worthing.
They were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August 2015.