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Inquest hears details of TT rider's death

Died 'pursuing his dream'

An inquest has heard the details of a 'catastrophic' crash which claimed the life of a TT rider last June.

Paul Shoesmith, who was from Poynton, Cheshire, suffered multiple injuries when his front tyre burst on the Sulby Straight on Saturday, 4 June.

Witnesses described seeing an explosion from the bike, which was hitting speeds in excess of 160mph.

Mr Shoesmith was described as having been killed instantly in the collision.

Recording a verdict of misadventure, Coroner John Needham said the 50-year-old died 'pursuing his dream', and that the bike had passed a technical inspection ahead of the session.

The father-of-four had been competing in the TT since 2005.

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