Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man TT police appeal for safe riding

Police have appealed for "responsible riding" ahead of the Isle of Man's annual TT motorbike festival.

The call comes in the wake of several fatal motorcycle accidents during the past week.

The TT races, which begin on 2 June, traditionally attract thousands of bike fans to the island.

A police spokesman said: "We are very concerned during this busy period and we appeal to visitors and locals alike to ride and drive responsibly."

He added: "It is important people ride and drive within their own ability so we have officers on patrol during the night and from very early morning every day.

"They will be enforcing speed limits and targeting persons riding irresponsibly- we want people to enjoy the TT festival and then return home safely."

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