The West Sussex coroner has said ‘progress is being made’ by Sussex Police as part of their investigation into the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Penelope Schofield said she will be given a further update by police at the end of next month.

In August 2015, 11 men died when a vintage jet crashed into the A27 during a display at the airshow.

Ms Schofield has indicated the full inquest is still set to be heard next year, but may have to be suspended if criminal charges are brought.

She said:

“Whilst progress is being made there is no further information to be given out at this time and a further update will be provided to me on November 30 2017.

“The families of the deceased are being kept informed.”

Pilot Andrew Hill, 53, from Hertfordshire is being investigated for possible manslaughter by gross negligence.

He has been questioned voluntarily under caution by police.

A third pre inquest review into the deaths of the men is due to take place in January.