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TT deaths inquest update

A triple inquest has heard how two spectators killed on the last day of racing at the centenary TT were standing in a prohibited zone.

Thirty-three year-old Dean Jacob, of Kidderminster and 52 year-old Gregory Kenzig, from Australia died on June 8 last year in an incident involving newcomer Marc Ramsbotham from Norfolk, who also died.

Coroner of inquests Michael Moyle showed video footage of the incident, when Mr Ramsbotham’s bike flew up an embankment into the two men.

But mystery still surrounds whether or not signs had been put up warning people out of the area.

Jason Roberts reports (text, below, from attached audio file):

Contractors Kissack Brothers have been putting up signs around the TT course for the last 30 years, but employee Ian Baxter-Ross of Ballasalla said he didn’t cover the Mountain section.

He said he had never put signs up at the 26th Milestone, where the accident happened, and wasn’t aware of anybody else being asked to do so.

TT Course Maintenance Officer Michael Dean insisted he had seen signs during an inspection the evening before the Senior race.

But he admitted he had only driven past the site and couldn’t say for certain whether or not they had been there on the day of the race.

The inquest continues tomorrow.

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