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Strathclyde Police superintendent dies in bike accident

Supt Neil McCover
Image caption Supt Neil McCover was cycling in his lunch hour when the accident happened

A high-ranking Strathclyde Police officer has died in a cycling accident near Glasgow.

Supt Neil McCover, 55, suffered fatal injuries when his bike was in collision with a car on the B764, near the Whitelee wind farm at Eaglesham, on Friday. He died at the scene.

He had been cycling with colleagues in his lunch break.

Strathclyde Chief Constable Stephen House said Supt McCover was a "popular, valued and highly respected officer".

He lived in Kirkintilloch with his wife Margaret and was based at the Strathclyde police training and recruitment centre in Jackton. He had a 22-year-old daughter Lauren.

Chief Constable House added: "Neil's death is a shock to everyone who knew him. He was a good, genuine man and will be sadly missed by us all.

"Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."

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