Blyth motorcyclist killed

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A Blyth man has been killed in a road collision in the Scottish Borders on Sunday.

Sixty-year-old John Southern was a motorcylcist and riding his Triumph Tiger when he was involved with a collision with a Seat Leon.

It happened around 4.30pm, on the A699 Selkirk to St Boswells road, near to Lindean, Selkirk.

Mr Southern was taken by air ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, however passed away on Sunday night.

The occupants of the car, a driver and two passengers, were taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Mr Southern was travelling in a large group of motorbikes on the A699 Selkirk to St Boswells Road when the collision happened.

“An investigation is underway in order to establish the circumstances, and we are appealing to any witnesses to contact Police Scotland on 101.”