BREAKING: Airshow pilot found not guilty of manslaughter

A pilot who crashed a plane onto a public road in 2015, killing 11 people, has been found not guilty of manslaughter. 

Andrew Hill, 54, was taking part in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton when he lost control of his ex-military plane after attempting to perform a manoeuvre.

Mr Hill was charged in The Old Bailey in London with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence, which he has denied.

His lawyers argued Mr Hill suffered from “cognitive impairment” at the time of the crash.

It has emerged that one of the jurors was discharged during the proceedings after stating that he would never consider convicting anyone over the Shoreham crash, according to reports from The Telegraph.

The judge presiding over the trial, Justice Andrew Edis, said: “just to say to the families, I am enormously impressed and grateful for the dignified way you have all behaved.”

Edinburgh cyclist hit by car is named

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Mr Bailey was hit by a car near Dechmont (Credit: Police Scotland, Google)

 

A cyclist hit by a car on Wednesday has been named by police as 37-year-old Livingston man Gwyndaf Bailey.

Bailey was cycling along the A89 road near the entrance to the Bangour Hospital near Dechmont when he was involved in the crash with a Mercedes C220. The collision occurred on Wednesday the 27th March.

The 45-year-old male driving the car was uninjured.

Police Scotland have appealed for any witnesses as their investigation is still ongoing.

Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick from Livingston’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our deepest sympathies continue to be with Mr Bailey’s family and friends as they come to terms with their loss and we have specialist officers supporting them at this time.

“Our inquiries into what happened remain ongoing and I’d like to thank those witnesses who have assisted us so far with our investigation.

“I’d urge anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers to contact Police Scotland.”

Two people remain trapped in London tram crash

Two people are trapped and a further 40 are injured after a tram overturned in a South London suburb.

The accident happened in Addiscombe Road in Sandiland near Croydon, just after 6am this morning.

Previously five people had become trapped after the two-carriage tram overturned in a tunnel. Three have now been released. London fire-brigade, police and ambulance services are dealing with the incident. The public have been advised to avoid the area.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by The Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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Addiscombe Road, Croydon, after the crash. (Image: BBC News)

The Met Police described it as a “serious incident”.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Hannah Collier, who lives nearby, said she heard “a big crash” and saw people being carried away on stretchers.

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