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Elderly man travelling on mobility scooter dies in Hawick

The man was found in the roadway by a member of the public Photo: ITV Border

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a man was found dead in the roadway in Hawick.

The 77-year-old had been travelling on a mobility scooter on the road to Hassendean, near Knowetownhead Townhouse.

At around 11.05am on Thursday 9 November the man was found in the roadway, and the scooter overturned, by a member of the public.

The Scottish Ambulance Service were called to attend, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A member of the Road Policing Unit said:

The man's family have been informed and our condolences are with them at this sad time.

Our enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death and we'd urge anyone who may have information which can help to get in touch as soon as possible."

– Sgt John Easton, Road Policing Unit

Anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting incident number 1093 of 9th November.