A firm is to be prosecuted following the death of a teenager from Chorley who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

Ryan Acaster, 17, had been riding his 110cc off-road bike when it hit the cable. He was thrown from his bike and suffered fatal head injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is taking legal action against JA Jones & Sons (Churchtown) Ltd following the incident on the Hesketh Estate in Crossens, Southport, in July 2008 JA Jones & Sons (Churchtown) Ltd, a tenant on the Hesketh Estate has been charged with failing to ensure the safety of people visiting the estate.

The company, of Bankfield Lane in Churchtown, is due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Thursday, for the first hearing in the case.