Jury retires to consider verdict in Shoreham Airshow crash trial

The jury in the trial of Shoreham Airshow pilot Andy Hill has been sent out to consider its verdict.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 4:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 9:15 pm
Andy Hill denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. Picture: Getty Images

Following seven weeks of evidence Mr Justice Andrew Edis spent two days recapping all the evidence for the jury.

Now jurors have retired to consider their verdict.

Hill, 54, of Standon Road, Buntingford, is standing trial charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. He denies the offences.

He was flying a Hawker Hunter jet in 2015 when it crashed onto the A27 leading to the deaths of 11 men.

The prosecution, led by Tom Kark QC, say that the tragedy was caused by 'pilot error'.

Mr Kark argued that Hill was 'cavalier' when it came to safety.

However Hill's defence barrister Karim Khalil QC argued that Hill was not in control of the jet during the flight, instead that he was cognitively impaired.

We will bring you the jury's verdict as soon as we have it.

The trial continues.