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Motorbike crash police officer named

A police officer who died in a road accident yesterday has been named.

He was Constable Mark Murtagh, who was based at Galashiels Police station. He was travelling to work on his motorbike when he was involved in a collision with a bus near Earlston.

PC Mark Murtagh, who died in a motorbike crash on his way to work. Credit: Police Scotland

The police are still investigating what happened and are appealing for witnesses. His family say he was a loving husband and devoted father.

Melrose Abbey damaged

Police Scotland officers in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following damage to an external wall at Melrose Abbey.

A 10m stretch of the dry stone wall on Annay Road, Melrose is thought to have been hit by a vehicle on March 17.

It is thought the repair will cost more than £1,000.

"The dyke, which has been reconstructed within the past 18 months, appears to have been hit at low speed, possibly by a large vehicle carrying out a three-point turn.

"There are no markings or debris left on the road so it looks like the wall has been hit with low impact. But it is a hit and run nevertheless, and a costly one, so we would urge any members of the public with any details that may assist the investigation to come forward."

– PC James Thompson, Police Scotland

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