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Fountainhall A7 crash victim was road traffic policeman

Grahame Allan
Image caption Grahame Allan was a serving road policing officer with the Lothian and Borders force

The victim of a crash on the A7 has been identified as a serving road policing officer with Lothian and Borders Police.

Grahame Allan, 36, from Lauder, died after his Honda motorbike was involved in the collision near Fountainhall in the Borders on Tuesday afternoon.

A statement on behalf of his wife and three children said he would be "sorely missed but never forgotten".

A 51-year-old woman in a BMW suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The accident took place at about 16:10 on Tuesday and closed the road for six and a half hours while investigations were carried out.

Mr Allan was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the collision but died as a result of his injuries.

Lothian and Borders Police confirmed he had been serving with the force for more than 15 years.

'Deepest sympathy'

A statement from his family described him as a "wonderful husband and father, a true friend, and adored by his family".

"He touched the lives of so many people and was an inspiration to those who knew him well," it added.

"He will be sorely missed but never forgotten."

Police colleagues also paid tribute to Mr Allan.

Supt Alan Duncan of the Lothian and Borders road policing branch said: "Grahame's death has devastated his many friends and colleagues across the force and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this very difficult time.

"Grahame worked at Leith initially, moving to Portobello and Craigmillar before transferring to road policing where he was most recently based at Galashiels."

Police have asked anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the crash to contact them with information.

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