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No criminal charges over Matt Cranch death

No criminal charges will be brought over the death of a Manxman killed in a "human cannonball" stunt at a daredevil show, police have said.

Twenty-three-year-old Onchan man Matt Cranch, who was living in Newquay in Cornwall, performed under the stage name 'Matt the Manx Crank'.

He plunged to the ground after being fired from a cannon at the Kent County Showground at Detling on Easter Monday last year.

He suffered multiple injuries when a safety net collapsed, and died later in Maidstone Hospital.

Kent Police said the case had been handed to Maidstone Borough Council to consider under health and safety laws.

Matt's funeral was held in Douglas in May last year.

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