Candlelit vigil lights up Shoreham in tribute to airshow crash victims

Thousands of people flock to Adur Ferry Bridge to take part in a candlelit vigil remembering those who lost their lives in the airshow crash
Thousands of people flock to Adur Ferry Bridge to take part in a candlelit vigil remembering those who lost their lives in the airshow crash

Shoreham residents lit up the night sky with a candlelit vigil in memory of the 11 people who died after a jet crashed into the A27 last week.

The vigil, held on the Adur Ferry Bridge yesterday evening (Saturday August 29) rounded off an emotional day as communities across Sussex came together to remember those who died.

A girl places a candle on the ferry bridge

A girl places a candle on the ferry bridge

Thousands of mourners placed candles in jars and glasses alongside floral tributes on the footbridge in Shoreham High Street from 7.30pm, creating a beautiful scene as the sun set.

The ‘Bridge of Light’ was arranged by the organisers of the town’s River Fest event.

Yesterday, West Sussex Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield revealed the 11 people who died have been identified. Their names will be released when the inquests into the deaths open on Wednesday (September 2).

Earlier in the day, thousands of people took to Shoreham Tollbridge for an emotional minute’s silence in memory of the victims.

The community came together to remember the 11 people who died

The community came together to remember the 11 people who died

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

A candlelit vigil was held in Shoreham at the weekend

A candlelit vigil was held in Shoreham at the weekend

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.