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Fatal M74 crash biker named by police

Paul Newall Image copyright Police Scotland

A man who died after his motorbike was involved in a crash with a car on the M74 in South Lanarkshire has been named by police.

Paul Newall, 30, from Larkhall, died after his Kawasaki bike was in collision with a white Mazda 2 on the southbound carriageway, near J7 at Larkhall, at about 22:40 on Thursday.

The 43-year-old woman who was driving the car was uninjured.

Both vehicles had been travelling in the same direction before the crash.

Sgt Billy Broatch, of Police Scotland, said: "I'd like to speak to anyone who witnessed this crash or anyone who saw the motorcyclist travelling on the M74 along with another motorbike just prior to the crash taking place."

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