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Prison sentence for obstructing racing on the Isle of Man

According to Manx Radio a pensioner from Yorkshire will spend the rest of the TT in prison after delaying Monday’s TT Practice session. 67 year old James William Ford admitted to obstructing racing and failing to comply with marshals. Hence Ford became the first person to be prosecuted under the Road Races Act of 2016. 

Ford refused to move from his position in Crosby and acted hostile towards the marshals, after which he was arrested by the police. Deputy High Bailliff Jayne Hughes stated a message needed to be sent that marshals don’t deserve to be abused and sentenced Ford to four weeks in prison, after which he will be deported from the Isle of Man and banned from entering for five years. 

 

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