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Police name crash victim

David Underwood.

Police have confirmed that a man died as a result of a road accident in the Orkney West Mainland yesterday.

Emergency services received a report of a single motorcycle collision on the B9057 in Sandwick at 11.45am yesterday.

The rider of the motorcycle David Underwood, 44, from the Elgin area, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The road was closed for 12 hours to allow for collision investigation to be carried out, and the public are thanked for their patience, said police.

Sergeant Angus Murray of Dingwall Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the gentleman involved at this sad time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would ask anyone who may have information or who saw a green Kawasaki motorcycle being ridden in the Sandwick area at the time of the collision to call the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall on 101, quoting incident NK1297/18”