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Clovenfords crash victim's family 'devastated'

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Image caption Stuart Wishart died in the crash on the A72 near Clovenfords in the Borders

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash with a tractor and trailer on the A72 in the Borders have said they are "devastated" by their loss.

Stuart Wishart, 45, died in the accident near Clovenfords at about 19:20 on Monday.

He was riding a dark Kawasaki motorbike when it was in collision with the tractor near Caddonlee Farm.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the accident or anyone who saw the vehicles beforehand.

Mr Wishart's family issued a short statement through Police Scotland.

"Stuart's family and friends are devastated at our loss," it said.

"The support we have had since the accident is very much appreciated and has been a comfort."

PC Paul Aitchison said it was a "very difficult time" for Mr Wishart's family and friends and offered his condolences.

"Our enquiries continue and I'd urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or seen either vehicle shortly beforehand, to get in touch," he said.

"I also want to thank the local community for their patience while road closures were in place and investigations conducted at the scene."

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