Southport Firm in court over teenage biker’s death September 12th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments SOUTHPORT FIRM IN COURT OVER TEENAGE BIKER’S DEATH A Southport firm will appear before Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing on Friday 13 September following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees. Seventeen-year-old Ryan Acaster from Chorley had been riding his 110cc off-road bike when it hit a 2cm-thick wire on the Hesketh Estate in Crossens on 20 July 2008. He was thrown from his bike and suffered fatal head injuries. The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted JA Jones & Sons (Churchtown) Ltd – a tenant on the country estate – after an investigation found the company had erected the cable in a dark, wooded area part of the way down a track. Related Comments comments!