The West Sussex coroner has postponed a pre-inquest review hearing into the Shoreham Airshow crash until next year.

It follows last night’s (Wednesday, 21) announcement the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to bring criminal charges against the pilot.

A Hawker Hunter jet crashed into the A27 during the airshow in 2015, killing 11 men.

West Sussex County Council said the next review has been set for February 2019 to allow for criminal proceedings.

The coroner, Penelope Schofield, said she does not anticipate the full inquest will take place until mid to late 2019.

Last night, the CPS authorised that the pilot Andrew Hill, 54, of Standon Road in Hertfordshire, be charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the men who died.

He will also be charged with endangering an aircraft, contrary to Article 137 of the Air Navigation Order 2009.