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Several questioned in Senior T.T. probe

T.T. organisers have confirmed several people have been interviewed by the Police as part of investigations into the Senior Race crash at the 26th Milestone at this years meeting.

34 year old competitor Marc Robert Ramsbotham from Norfolk and two spectators - 33 year old Dean Andrew Jacob from kidderminster, and 52 year old Gregory John Kenzig from Queensland, Australia all lost their lives in the incident.

An inquest into the deaths is ongoing having been opened and adjourned on Thursday 21st June.

Manx Radio is aware that a person was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter on Monday, interviewed and released on bail.

The statement in full reads:-

The Department of Tourism and Leisure, the promoters of the 2007 TT races, can confirm that a number of people from the TT2007 race organisation have been interviewed by the Isle of Man Constabulary. These interviews are to establish the facts and background concerning the incident at the 26th Milestone during the Senior TT on Friday 8th June which resulted in the death of a competitor and two spectators.

A comprehensive investigation is taking place including witness interviews and interviews under caution. This is standard practice following an accident of this nature at the TT races. No charges have been pressed. The DTL and other government agencies, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the TT Marshals Association (TTMA), the Manx Motor Cycle Club (MMCC) are assisting with, and support, this investigation.

The DTL, in conjunction with relevant partners, review course safety for all spectators, officials and competitors at the end of every TT and ensure that any findings are used to make improvements to the race safety.

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