Shoreham Airshow visitors can collect cars from site

Eyewitness Terry Smith said the crash would live with him forever

Eyewitness Terry Smith said the crash would live with him forever

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AIRSHOW visitors who left their cars at the event yesterday following the tragic plane crash can now go to collect their vehicles.

Numerous visitors opted to walk home or use public transport to leave the venue, after they were held on site by organisers while the incident on the A27 was dealt with by the emergency services.

They were slowly let out several hours after the crash, with police stopping each car to ask if they had footage of the crash, which has killed seven people.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Anyone who left a car at Shoreham airport following the tragic crash at Shoreham Air Show yesterday (Saturday, 22 August) can now go to collect their vehicle.

“However, it is important to note that only cars can be collected due to a height restriction on the route away from the airport.

“Vans, people carriers and similar sized vehicles cannot leave the site at this time.

“In general, motorists are being asked to avoid the A27 in the Shoreham area while investigations into the crash continue.”

Meanwhile a meeting room for relatives of casualties set up at Worthing Hospital has now closed.

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