Wednesday, July 10, 2019

First pictures! The men who allegedly shared photo of Emiliano Sala's body appear in court

Two people face charges over a photograph showing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala in a mortuary.

Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, were summonsed to court after an image was circulated extensively on social media which showed the Argentinian striker's remains at the Holly Tree Lodge mortuary in Bournemouth following his death in a plane crash.

Wiltshire Police said Bray, from Corsham, Wiltshire, was summonsed for three counts of computer misuse, perverting the course of justice and sending an indecent/offensive message.

Ashford, from Calne, Wiltshire, was summonsed in relation to six counts of computer misuse.

The pair were arrested in February.

It is alleged the duo accessed CCTV of Sala's post-mortem.

Dr David Whetham, chair of the bench, adjourned the case for a hearing at Swindon Crown Court on August 9.