TWO people who accessed CCTV footage of footballer Emiliano Sala's post-mortem examination are "truly appalling", prosecutors say.

As reported, Sherry Bray, 48, the director of Camera Security Services Limited, and her employee, Christopher Ashford, 62, watched the footage captured at Bournemouth's Holly Tree Lodge Mortuary.

Sala, 28, had just signed for Cardiff City when the plane he was travelling in crashed into the English Channel, north of Guernsey, on January 21.

His body was recovered on February 6.

Bray also used the CCTV equipment to play the post-mortem examination of another man, grandfather Andrew Victor Latcham, on April 24 last year.

Both Bray, of Corsham in Wiltshire, and Ashford, of Calne in Wiltshire, appeared at Swindon Crown Court last week to admit three counts of securing unauthorised access to computer material between February 9 and 11 this year.

Bray also admitted perverting the course of public justice.

Anthony Johns of the CPS said: “It's truly appalling.

"I cannot imagine why anyone would want to look at this footage at all, let alone replay it. Their actions represented a flagrant and disgraceful breach of confidentiality.

“Thankfully the wealth of evidence against the defendants left them no choice but to plead guilty."