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TT inquests today

Inquests will be opened and adjourned today into the deaths of a TT rider and two spectators on the closing day of this year's TT.

The tragedy happened in the closing stages of the final race of the centenary festival - and marred the end of what had been a hugely successful fortnight.

Today's hearings are due to begin at Douglas Courthouse at 9.30, before the Coroner Michael Moyle.

Mark Ramsbotham - who was 34 and from Norfolk - was a first time competitor in the TT.

He lost control of his bike and crashed at the 26th milestone on the Mountain Road.

Two spectators died in the incident - about which few details have officially been revealed, almost two weeks later.

They were 33 year old Dean Jacob from Worcester and Gregory Kenzig who was 52 and from Australia. They were the first spectators to be killed in the history of the TT.

The race had already been won when the accident happened - with crowds around the rest of the course unaware of the tragedy.

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