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Police release names of D&G fatal road crash victims

Paul McCleary Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released the names of the man and woman who died in a road crash in on the A75 Newton Stewart. They are:

  • 36-year-old Paul McCleary of Race Green Avenue, Newton Stewart. Mr McCleary was the driver of the Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 77-year-old Elizabeth Walton from McDowall Drive, Stranraer. She was a rear seat passenger in the Vauxhall Meriva.

Both families are aware.

Two men aged 72 and 81, and a 70-year-old woman remain in local hospitals for treatment. They are still described as stable by medical staff.

Police say investigations into the road crash are continuing.

Dumfries police appeal for dashcam footage of road crash that left two people dead

Police Scotland are appealing for any information Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are appealing for any information or dash-cam footage following a road crash in Dumfries that killed two people on Sunday, 23rd April.

A black Vauxhall Astra was captured travelling eastbound on the A711 near to Tower Wood, Dumfries, around 9.50pm.

Police say they are making extensive enquiries to find out exactly what happened.

A full investigation is underway and we have spoken to a number of people as part of our enquiries. We previously appealed for the occupants of an estate car to come forward and I would like to thank the occupants of this car for contacting us.

However, I am keen to speak to all members of the public who were on the A711 that night, whatever their direction of travel. Were you on the road prior to the incident taking place, perhaps you saw the black Vauxhall Astra travelling eastbound? Any information can be significant in an investigation and it’s important we gather as much detail as possible so we can establish the full circumstances of what occurred.

– Sergeant Paul Dodds

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Road Policing Officers at Dumfries Police Station by calling 101.


Police name Dumfries motorcyclist killed in road crash

The scene on the A711 where Michael Andrew Cloy died in a vehicle crash. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland have named a man who was killed in a road crash that happened on the A711 near Tower Wood, on Saturday 29 April.

47-year-old Michael Andrew Cloy, from Kirkton in Dumfries, was riding a Triumph Tiger Explorer motorcycle when it collided with a silver Ssangyong Turismo car around 3:55pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they have informed Scotland's public prosecution service and that investigations are still ongoing.

We continue to carry out investigations into this collision and we would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision contacts the Dumfries Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident number PDG0097310417

– Constable Callum Kingstree, Roads Policing Unit

Police name man killed in Cumbrian road crash

Scene of the crash near the Crossings Inn Credit: ITV Border

Police have named the man killed in a road crash at Roweltown on Saturday.

Alistair Dawson from Brampton, who was 34, died when his Nissan Qashqai collided with a tree on a back road near to The Crossings Inn.

His wife, Rikki, and family, have paid tribute to the ‘family man’:

“Alistair was such a family man who adored his children and his family. He was kind, funny and hard-working. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends,” she said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101, and ask to speak to PC 2265 Jack Stabler of the Mobile Support Group.

A7 closed after car collides with gas main

The A7 is closed in the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Galashiels after a car collided with a gas main.

Two men have been taken to the Borders General Hospital, where they're being treated for their injuries.

Police Scotland say the road will remain closed for some time.

"Police in the Scottish Borders responded to the A7 between Selkirk and Galashiels at around 2.05 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd March following a one vehicle collision.

"A Subaru car left the road and collided with a gas main before coming to a stop.

"Two men who were within the vehicle have been taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment for their injuries.

"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward.

"The A7 will remain closed for the time being while a multi-agency response is in place at the scene."

– Police Scotland


Baby among eight injured in minibus crash

The minibus overturned on the A74 Credit: Bob Geddes

A 12-week-old baby girl was taken to York Hill Sick Kid Hospital in Glasgow with suspected head injuries following a minibus crash in Dumfries and Galloway last night.

She was hurt when a white coloured LDV minibus with a group of eight from Milton Keynes left the A74(M) and overturned at around 5.25pm.

Two girls aged 16 and 13 and three boys aged 12, 10 and 8 were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, along with the driver, a 33-year-old man and a 37-year-old male passenger.

All stayed overnight with minor injuries

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the Glasgow to Carlisle Road, about 3 miles south of the Greenhill Stairs overbridge at Moffat.

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses and has asked anyone with information to get in contact.

Pedestrian hit by car in centre of Carlisle

Dalston Road in Carlisle has been closed after a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and the road is closed between Richardson Street and Long Sowerby Road.

Diversions are in place along Peter Lane and onto Wigton Road, A595.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Police still investigating death of Dillon Sagar

Dylan Sagar, aged 18 from Holme, was involved in a road traffic collision on the A65 at Millness between the night of Saturday the 14th and the early hours of Sunday 15th December. He died on Friday 20th December 2013 in Preston Hospital from his injuries.

The family of Dylan said:

It is with great sadness that Dylan has been taken from us, it is such a short time to have our lovely handsome boy. He loved life, loved his job and loved his car and the freedom it gave him. Dylan had a wonderful summer, he played cricket for Sedgwick CC and was delighted to be picked as fielder of the year. He was full of fun, full of life and full of mischief and he will be painfully missed by all his family and many friends.”

– Dylan Sagar's family

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstance of the collision, anyone with information should contact PC Davies of Kendal Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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