Farage pilot convicted on five counts of making threats

The aftermath of the plane crash involving Nigel Farage
The aftermath of the plane crash involving Nigel Farage
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THE pilot of a plane which crashed during last year’s general election campaign while carrying UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been convicted on five counts of making threats to kill.

Justin Adams, 46, from Buckland, was found guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday.

In an statement Mr Farage, who was fighting serving MP John Bercow for the Buckingham seat at the time of the crash at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, said: “This has been a sad case from start to finish.”

Detective Constable Julia Tuhill, who led the investigation, said: “Justin Adams made very serious threats to his victims that could not be ignored; threats that were significant enough to make them genuinely concerned for their welfare.”

Adams was remanded in custody until a sentence hearing at Oxford Crown Court in May.