PROSECUTORS are deliberating whether any charges should be brought in relation to the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Sussex Police have now completed their investigation and passed their full file to the Crown Prosecution Service for Consideration.

The West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield said she had written to the families of the 11 men killed when the Hawker Hunter made it's doomed loop the loop in August 2015.

The planned inquest next year will be delayed even further if prosecutors do decide to bring any criminal charges.

Ms Schofield said: “The full file is now with the CPS and Sussex Police await a CPS decision as to whether or not any criminal charges are to be brought.

“A further update will be provided at the next Pre Inquest Review hearing scheduled for 24 January 2018.

“I will of course keep the matter under continuous review.”

The Coroner has indicated that the full inquest is still set to be heard in September 2018.

A third pre-inquest review will take place on Wednesday January 24.

The 11 men who died in the air crash were Maurice Abrahams, 76 of Woodingdean, Dylan Archer, 42, of Brighton, Anthony Brightwell, 53, of Hove, Matthew Grimstone, 23, of Brighton, Matthew Jones, 24, of Littlehampton, James Mallinson, 72, of Newick, Daniele Polito, 23, of Goring, Mark Reeves, 53, of Seaford, Jacob Schilt, 23, of Brighton, Richard Smith, 26, of Hove, and Mark Trussler, 54, of Worthing.

Last month the Prime Minister vowed to step in after it was revealed that the victims families were denied legal aid.

Shoreham MP raised the issue during Prime Ministers Questions saying: "The families of the victims have just had their application for exceptional case funding rejected by the Legal Aid Agency, and they will likely be the only persons at the inquest not legally represented."

Theresa May replied: "We are also obviously committed to ensuring that people, where there is a public disaster, that people do have, are able to have proper representation, and this is an issue that I will ask the Lord Chancellor to look at in relation to the question that he has raised."

The AAIB investigation report published last March found that pilot Andy Hill was flying too slow and too low.

The AAIB also accused the airshow's organisers of inadequate risk assessments.