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Rider in critical condition after IoM TT opening race

Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man Credit: Helen McKenna ITV

A rider who crashed after the Isle of Man's first TT race on Sunday is in critical condition at Nobles Hospital.

Davey Lambert, from Gateshead, crashed his bike in Greeba coming off the third lap of the Superbike race.

He received treatment at the side of the road whilst the race continued, which Yorkshire's Ian Hutchinson won.

Ben-my-Chree sailings delayed to and from IoM

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Isle of Man ferry sailings have been delayed due to traffic congestion and tidal issues.

The Ben-my-Chree departed from Heysham at 11:03 and is expected in Douglas at 14:33 - heavy traffic in Belfast Loch and sea conditions have been the cause of late arrival.

A scheduled sailing for 14:15 is delayed due to similar reasons.

Passengers are asked to check-in as normal to ensure the vessel departs as soon as possible and check the Steam Packet website for more details.

Isle of Man TT visitors warned to watch out for bike thieves

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The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company are warning TT visitors to be vigilant before boarding ferries.

Thefts have been reported in port areas by Merseyside Police and the IOM Constabulary, where motorbikes have been stolen.

Figures released by the Steam Packet revealed almost 14,000 passengers were booked to travel via ferry, (up more than 4,000 on 2016) and the number of motorcycles reached 6,511, a significant increase on the 2016 figure of 4,755.

We have been made aware of a couple of unfortunate incidents in the UK where people have had their bikes stolen while heading to the Isle of Man TT. While these thefts have not occurred in the port areas, we are sharing the warnings issued by Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit and the Isle of Man Constabulary Roads Policing Unit to be careful where you park before heading to the port, and to ensure bikes and property are properly secured. Like everyone in the Isle of Man, we want you to get here safely and fully enjoy the TT.

– Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Facebook page

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IoM Mountain Road closed after serious collision

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The Isle of Man's Mountain Road will remain closed until 4pm due to a crash at the Verandah.

Access was closed just after midday, with the road between Barrule Park and The Bungalow remaining shut whilst investigations are taking place.

Police have confirmed that a motorcyclist has been taken to Nobles Hospital with serious injuries.

The island's TT Motorcycling Festival practice session is due to start this evening after poor weather yesterday changed plans.

For info about tonight's practice schedule, click here.

Isle of Man increases security leading up to TT

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The Isle of Man Constabulary have increased their security at the Sea Terminal and Ronaldsway Airport for TT.

Following the Manchester terror attack, photographic ID is required by ferry passengers from the UK, which was not previously required.

A traffic lane has been closed outside Ronaldsway to prevent pick-ups and drop-offs, with people instead using 10 mins of free car park time.

Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday, the UK Government have increased the terrorism threat level to Critical. Isle of Man Police are taking a proportionate response to this and additional resources are being deployed to offer reassurance and to enhance security. One aspect of this means you will see more Officers on foot and mobile patrol.

– IOM Constabulary
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