South Scotland

Police name A703 fatal crash cyclist

Police have named a cyclist who died after colliding with a car in the Scottish Borders.

The incident happened on the A703 Edinburgh to Peebles road, just north of Peebles, at about 16:20 on Monday.

Witnesses applied first aid until an air ambulance arrived, but Mark Sanderson, 53, from Edinburgh, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lothian and Borders Police had appealed for help to identify the cyclist and trace relatives.

A spokesman for the force said Mr Sanderson appeared to have lost control of the bicycle, veered into the wrong lane and collided with a Fiat Panda.

The force said its inquiries were continuing and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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