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Man dead and another critical after motorbike crash

Boig Road at Nith Bridge Image copyright Google
Image caption Boig Road at Nith Bridge

One man has died and another is in a critical condition after the motorbike they were travelling on crashed near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire.

Police said the northbound Suzuki bike struck a stone dyke on Boig Road, near Nith Bridge, at about 06:15.

Both men were thrown from the bike and a 23-year-old died at the scene. The other man, whose identity is not yet known, was taken to Ayr Hospital.

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to get in touch.

Con Yvonne Cambridge, of Irvine Road Policing Unit, said: "We are currently trying to establish the identity of the injured man and also the circumstances of the crash.

"It is important that we speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who may have seen the two men travelling on the motor cycle prior to it crashing."

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