South Scotland

Innerleithen quad bike death probe launched

An investigation has been launched following the death of a farmer in a quad bike accident in the Borders.

Eric Simpson, 41, died after the accident occurred at Newhall Farm near Innerleithen on Thursday.

Lothian and Borders Police attended at the scene after getting the call at about 09:40.

Officers from the Health and Safety Executive visited the farm as part of their investigations into the incident because it involved a death at work.

An HSE spokeswoman said: "We are liaising with the police in relation to this investigation."

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