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Police identify pillion passenger killed in motorbike crash

B709 and A708 junction Image copyright Google
Image caption Evelyn King died in the crash west of Selkirk earlier this month

Police have identified a 53-year-old woman who died in a collision involving two motorbikes in the Borders.

Evelyn King, from Blackburn in Lancashire, was a pillion passenger on one of the vehicles.

The accident happened at the junction of the A708 and B709 west of Selkirk on Saturday 6 May.

Ms King died at the scene of the crash and the two male riders - aged 27 and 54 - were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

PC Martin Young said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Evelyn's family as they come to terms with their loss and ask that they are left in private to mourn."

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