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Death charge


Two drainage firm employees have appeared in court in the Isle of Man charged with manslaughter. Philip Firth, 46, and David Jones, 51, of Island Drainage and Groundwork have been charged over the death of teenage cyclist James Berry.

Thirteen-year-old James died on December 29 2005, the day after he was involved in an accident on the Douglas to Peel road at Greeba. High Bailiff Michael Moyle adjourned the case to October 10, granting bail to both defendants.