Inspectors probe abattoir death

A MAN has been killed in a freak accident at an abattoir in the Borders.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the Scottish Borders Abattoir in Winston Place, Galashiels, shortly after 11am yesterday.

Police later confirmed that a man had died in an accident and that the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.

The spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances. The death is believed to have involved equipment that is used at the slaughterhouse.

No-one from the abattoir owners was available to comment.