Fatal collision on A697 in Northumberland

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed yesterday on the A697 in north Northumberland.

It occurred at 2.22pm at Westfield, approximately one-and-a-half miles south of the A697/A698 roundabout at Gose Law, near Cornhill-on-Tweed, and involved a car and a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was travelling north towards Cornhill when it collided with a Mercedes car travelling south. The motorcyclist died at the scene and has been named as Ian Bell Whillans, 60, from the Galashiels area.

The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours to allow for the casualty to be treated and the crash scene to be examined.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police motor patrols on 101, quoting reference 641 of 11/10/17.