Mourners fall silent in memory of Shoreham Airshow crash victims

Mourners gather at the Tollbridge in Shoreham to observe a minute's silence

Mourners gather at the Tollbridge in Shoreham to observe a minute's silence

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Emotional photographs capture the moment thousands of mourners fell silent in memory of the 11 people who died in the Shoreham Airshow crash.

Communities across Sussex observed a minute’s silence at 1.20pm this afternoon (Saturday August 29), with Shoreham the focal point of the remembrance.

Mourners gather at the Tollbridge in Shoreham to observe a minute's silence

Mourners gather at the Tollbridge in Shoreham to observe a minute's silence

Thousands gathered at the Tollbridge to pay their respects to those who died after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the A27 last Saturday.

The wooden bridge has become a focal point for the community in the wake of the tragedy and hundreds of bouquets of flowers have been laid in memory of those who lost their lives.

A candlelit vigil will be held at the Adur Ferry Bridge from 7.30pm this evening as part of Shoreham’s annual River Fest event this Bank Holiday weekend.

The minute’s silence was observed in scores of other towns and villages as the Sussex community tries to come to terms with its loss.

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