Blyth man killed in bike accident

A Northumberland man was killed after his motorbike was in a collision

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A Northumberland man was killed after his motorbike was in a collision.

John Southern, 60, from Blyth, died after his Triumph Tiger bike was involved in a collision with a Seat Leon car on the A699 Selkirk to St Boswells Road, near to Lindean, Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders, at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Mr Southern was travelling with a group of motorcyclists at the time.

He was taken by air ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. However, he died later that night.

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

Police in the Scottish Borders are investigating.

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.”

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