South Scotland

Biker, 74, dies following Newton Stewart A712 crash

A 74-year-old biker has died in hospital following a crash on the A712 north of Newton Stewart at the weekend.

Emergency services were called at 15:30 on Saturday to a spot near Glenamour Farm.

A Honda 1300 motorbike had left the road and the seriously hurt rider was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

However, police said the man, from Lancaster, had died as a result of his injuries early on Monday morning.

Anyone who has information about the incident has been asked to contact police.

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