Shoreham Airshow victim’s fiancée appears in court on drug charge

Giovanna Chirico appeared in Worthing Magistrates Court
Giovanna Chirico appeared in Worthing Magistrates Court

The fiancée of a man killed in the Shoreham Airshow disaster appeared before Worthing magistrates today charged with possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.

Giovanna Chirico, 34, of Barton Close, Worthing, did not enter a plea and was given unconditional bail to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday, March 7, for a pre-trial preliminary hearing.

Police searching Chirico’s house on a warrant in September, 2016, found more than 280 grams of amphetamine with a street value of £3,165, the court heard.

Chirico ‘knew it was there but had not put it there herself’, said Kirsten Sharp, prosecuting.

The charge can carry a two to three-year prison sentence.

Chirico was engaged to Mark Trussler, 54, who was killed along with ten others when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet smashed into the A27 during the airshow in August, 2015.

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