Lewes-based chauffeur feared dead after Shoreham Airshow disaster

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The family of a Lewes-based chauffeur believed to have been killed in the Shoreham Airshow tragedy has paid tribute to him.

Sussex Police has identified at least 11 people as ‘highly likely’ to have died after a plane crashed on the A27 on Saturday (August 22).

Maurice Abrahams, an employee of Lewes-based firm Chariot Chauffeurs for 20 years, had been driving a Daimler on the way to Goring to pick up a bride for her wedding. The wreckage of the luxury vintage car was found in the aftermath of the crash.

The family of the 76-year-old, who lived in Brighton, said: “Maurice is a well-respected and loved father and husband.

“He enjoyed his work chauffeuring his beloved Daimler car and he enjoyed gardening.

“He was proud to have served in the Grenadier Guards and the Parachute Regiment.

“He served in Cyprus and Bahrain with the UN. In his thirties, he served as a police officer with Hampshire Police.

“The family would ask that its privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

The newlyweds due to be picked up by Mr Abrahams also spoke following the tragedy. To read what they said, click here.

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