Dorset Police Examine Sala Photo Claims

28 April 2019, 10:26 | Updated: 28 April 2019, 10:28

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Dorset detectives are investigating claims photos of Emiliano Sala's body in Bournemouth have been posted online.

The images are said to show the Argentinian striker's remains at the Holly Tree Lodge mortuary following the plane crash.

A detective reportedly told the Sunday Mirror: "We're disgusted somebody did this.

"It is a very difficult time for Mr Sala's family and they should not have to endure additional pain this shameful act will undoubtedly cause."

It is believed the images were first published on social media several weeks ago.

The 28-year-old footballer, who had just signed for Cardiff City, disappeared with the pilot of the Piper Malibu private plane after it crashed in the waters north of Guernsey on January 21.

Sala's body was recovered on February 6 but David Ibbotson, 59, of Crowle, Lincolnshire, has not been located.