Pillion rider in hospital after crash in Selkirk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving an off-road motorcycle in Selkirk. The incident happened around 8.30pm on Saturday in the Riverside Road area, close to Victoria Park and the leisure centre.

A 28-year-old man, believed to be a pillion passenger, suffered a serious head injury, and was taken to Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital. The rider left the scene.

Officers are now urging anyone with information to get in touch. Sergeant Vincent Fisher said: “This incident has left a young man with serious injuries and we are very keen to trace the rider of the motorcycle. If you saw this incident, or the off-road motorcycle around the time of the crash, or have any information, please get in touch.”

A police spokesperson told us the owner of the motorcycle had been identified, and enquiries are ongoing.