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Tributes paid to East Lothian biker Robert Burgess

Robert Burgess

Tributes have been paid to a man killed in a collision between a motorbike and a car in East Lothian.

Robert Burgess, 31, died after his Yamaha bike was involved in a crash with a Nissan car in Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, on Saturday morning.

Mr Burgess, who lived locally, was a retained firefighter. The fire service described him as "dedicated".

His family said he was a "loving and caring son" who would be sadly missed by friends and family.

Their statement added: "His untimely passing has rocked us all and we are in a state of shock as we come to terms with what has happened.

"Robert always gave his all in anything he did including working as a retained firefighter, which he loved. He was also a keen motorcyclist and had a wide circle of friends.

"His loss has left us devastated and we ask for peace to grieve at this very difficult time."

Senior fire officer Alasdair Perry said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of our colleague Robert Burgess.

"Robert served with the retained crew at North Berwick Fire Station in East Lothian and was a popular and much respected firefighter who was dedicated to serving his community.

"He was a dear member of the fire and rescue service family and will be very much missed."

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