Emiliano Sala: Police investigate photo believed to be of Cardiff striker’s body after plane crash


Emiliano Sala: Police investigate photo believed to be of Cardiff striker’s body after plane crash

A photo said to be of Emiliano Sala’s body has been posted online, prompting a police inquiry.

On 21 January, a light aircraft carrying the 28-year-old to Cardiff disappeared over the English Channel and his body was found along with the wreckage two weeks later.

Supporters pay tribute and look at yellow flowers displayed in front of the portrait of Argentine forward Emiliano Sala at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes following news of his death

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “We are aware that a picture reported to be of Mr Sala’s body has been shared on social media channels and are disgusted that somebody did this.”

He added: “It is clearly a very difficult time for Mr Sala’s family and they should not have to endure additional pain that this shameful act will undoubtedly cause.

“We are investigating this incident and are working together with a number of agencies to establish how the picture was taken and who is responsible.”