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'Wonderful man' killed in Manx Grand Prix

By stephanie daley, Assistant Editor Friday 5th September 2014
A 'WONDERFUL man' was killed in the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man, according to his neighbours who paid tribute.

Gary Firth, from Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, was making his first appearance at the event when he crashed last Friday afternoon.

Neighbour Dawn Kaye said: "I was watching the news and I thought 'oh God that's awful' but I didn't realise who it was.

"I didn't know he was even going there, it came as such a shock, he was such a sweet and lovely fella."

The Isle of Man's Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.