CPS statement following the sentencing of Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford

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CPS statement following the sentencing of Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, for accessing footage of footballer Emiliano Sala’s body in the mortuary:

Anthony Johns of the CPS said: “Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford caused immense suffering to Mr Sala’s family and friends with their deeply offensive actions. It is impossible to imagine why anyone would wish to record or view these sorts of images in such a flagrant breach of confidentiality and human decency.

“It was truly appalling and they both now face time in prison as a consequence.”

Notes to editors

  • Anthony Johns is Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS Wessex Complex Casework Unit.
  • Sherry Bray (DOB: 31/05/1970) from Corsham, pleaded guilty to three counts of computer misuse, perverting the course of justice on 9 August 2019 and has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.
  • Christopher Ashford (DOB:13/10/1956) from Calne, pleaded guilty to three counts of computer misuse 9 August 2019 and has been sentenced to five months in prison.

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