Death toll from Shoreham air show disaster ‘increasingly likely’ to be 11

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THE final death toll in the Shoreham air disaster is ‘increasingly likely’ to be set at 11, police have said.

The removal of the 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter jet from the site on the A27 where it crashed amid a fireball uncovered no further evidence of victims.

West Sussex coroner Penny Schofield warned that identifying the victims will be a ‘slow and painstaking operation’.

Four men have been named as among those killed, including football player and former Portsmouth University student, 23-year-old Jacob Schilt.

William Payne, students union football club president, said: ‘He was not the loudest, but he certainly made his presence known on the football pitch, with both his ability and love for a tackle. The club will do everything necessary to make sure his character and legacy are honoured.’

Havant Borough Council yesterday sent a letter of condolence to the district of Adur, where the tragedy happened.

Meanwhile, a fund has been set up for anyone wishing to make a donation.

More than £8,000 has so far been raised. To donate visit justgiving.com/sussexgiving.