NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

James Bews named as Orkney crash victim

A driver who died in a two-car crash on Orkney has been named by police.

James Bews, 36, from the island, was killed after his car collided with another car which was carrying two adults and two young children.

The accident happened on the A965, Kirkwall to Stromness road near Finstown just after 17:00 on Friday.

The four people from the second car were taken to Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall with minor injuries and were later discharged.

Police said Mr Bews was travelling alone and died at the scene.

Officers have appealed to anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

The road has now fully reopened.

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