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Family pay tribute to 'larger than life character' killed in A701 crash

34-year-old Hugh Hannah Photo: Police Scotland

Police have named the 34-year-old man who died in a crash near Moffat over the weekend.

Hugh Hannah, from Dumfries, was riding a motorbike on the A701 which collided with a car at around 12.30pm on Sunday 13 May.

Mr Hannah was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family released the following statement:

We are devastated at the loss of Hugh, our much loved partner, dad, brother, son, uncle and friend.

“Hugh was a larger than life character and loved nothing more than going to the gym and spending time with his family and friends, who he would torment frequently, however, he got away with it all because of his charm and way with words.

“He spent what spare time he had on his pride and joy, his Yamaha R6 – if he wasn’t out on it he would be cleaning it or talking about it.

“Hugh lived with his fiancé and son with the rest of the family living nearby. We will hold our memories of Hugh forever in our hearts. He was such a massive part of all of our lives and everyone is truly heartbroken.

“We are grateful for everyone’s support and tributes; it’s been heartening to see how much he was loved.”

– Family statement

Sergeant Ross Drummond, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said:

“Our thoughts continue to be with Mr Hannah’s family and friends during this very sad time.

“Our inquiries into the collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened, and has not yet spoken to officers, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.