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Family pay tribute to "level headed" teen

Credit: Wilson Family

The family of 18-year-old Josh Wilson, who was killed in a motorbike accident in Aspatira, have paid tribute to a "level headed and practical boy who will be sorely missed."

He was riding his motorbike when the accident happened at Heathfield Bridge on Thursday 25th September.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but died on Friday 26th September.

"Joshua 'Josh' Alan Wilson will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

"His family describe him as being single minded, head strong, level headed and very practical.

"His family are very proud of the fact that Josh was keen to be an organ donor and it has brought a great deal of comfort to them knowing that he’s managed to help so many as a result of his tragic death."

– Family statement

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Borders crash

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash in the Scottish Borders. Police say the biker was in collision with a Jaguar car on the A68 at Soutra Hill on Friday (6th June) at around 4.15 pm. Officers are appealing for witnesses as they investigate the crash

I wish to appeal to any person who was at or near the location at the time of the collision and who may have information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact the police as soon as possible on 101.

– Sergeant Scott Sneddon, Police Scotland Trunk Road Policing Unit


Woman airlifted to hospital after Galloway biking accident

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling from her mountain bike in Kirroughtree Forest near Newton Stewart.

The cyclist suffered head and neck injuries after being thrown from her handlebars whilst making her way through one of the sections of the famous 7 Stanes tracks on Saturday afternoon.

She was brought to safety by the Galloway Mountain Rescue and team before the air ambulance transferred her to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

"The injured female was packaged with a C-collar and vac-matt and stretcher carried to an awaiting ambulance and thereafter transferred to Helimed 5 air ambulance to be flown to DGRI."

– Galloway Mountain Rescue Team


One in hospital after A595 four vehicle crash

One person has been taken to hospital after a four vehicle crash on he A595 at Moor Row Road Ends.

The road is closed at Clintz Brow roundabout and Mirehouse Road and diversions are in place.

To get to Workington, motorists are advised to come off at Clintz Brow and go via Cleator Moor.

To get to Egremont, turn off at Mirehouse.

All motorists are advised to avoid the areas.

Ten injured in Borders crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after ten people were injured in a multiple-car pile up in the Scottish Borders.

The accident happened at 5.10pm on the A68 near Soutra Hill last night (26th August).

A Honda Civic was travelling north when it was involved in a collision with several other vehicles travelling south.

Five people were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including the driver and passenger from the Honda, who suffered serious injuries.

"In the immediate aftermath of the collision a number of motorists stopped to provide assistance to the injured, and I would like to thank them for their help, and for remaining at the scene in order to assist responding officers.

"The road was closed for a number of hours while inquiries took place at the scene, and an investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

"At this time I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who thinks they have any relevant information that would assist our inquiries, to contact Police Scotland on 101."

– Sergeant Roger Park, Police Scotland's National Trunk Road Patrol Group
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