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Shoreham air crash pre-inquest review on 24 January is postponed

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People pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Shoreham Airshow Crash (c) HarrisonS4433

The pre-inquest review into the 11 deaths following the Shoreham air crash due to take place on Wednesday 24 January has been postponed.

West Sussex Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield said the Crown Prosecution Service had recently notified her that no decision would be reached before the date of the pre inquest review on whether or not the pilot of the aircraft will be charged with any criminal offences.

The pre inquest review has been rescheduled for Monday 26 March. The Coroner has informed the families of the new date. Ms Schofield described the decision to postpone as regrettable but with no decision from the CPS that little progress could be made.

She indicated she was still working towards holding the full inquest in the autumn if no criminal charges are brought. The inquest may have to be suspended if the CPS decides to bring criminal charges.

The Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August 2015, killing 11 people.