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Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death: police London, June 19, 2019 (AFP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, British police confirmed on Wednesday. The forward, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21, just days after he had joined Cardiff City from Nantes. "As a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act," Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police said in a statement. "He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation." After a crowd-funded specialised search, Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage in February but Ibbotson's body has not been found. kca/jw/nr

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