Police name biker killed near Jedburgh

John Dent.
John Dent.

A 53-year-old biker killed in a road accident on the A68 near Jedburgh last week has been named by police.

John Dent, from Hexham, died when the Triumph Thruxton motorbike he was riding collided with an Audi A6, two miles south of Jedburgh, last Sunday afternoon.

Looking southbound from the scene of the crash on the A68.

Looking southbound from the scene of the crash on the A68.

Another biker, a 45-year-old man, then collided with the Audi. His injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Mr Dent’s family have today paid tribute to “a much-loved family man”.

In a statement they said: “John was a much loved husband and father to his wife and three daughters.

“John lived in the north east of England and was enjoying one of his favourite pastimes when he was sadly taken from us.

“He spent 30 years as a marine engineer in the Merchant Navy working in the north of Scotland.

“He was very much a family man, his other passions included his speed boat, water skiing, skiing and hiking with his dogs.

“We are very grateful for the support of family and his many friends and he is much missed by all of us.”

Officers from Dalkeith Road Policing Unit are continuing to investigate the collision, and anyone who witnessed it who has not yet spoken to police are asked to contact them on 101, quoting incident 3330 of 8th July.