Quad bike death

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ENQUIRIES are ongoing after an Innerleithen farmer died in a quad bike accident last week.

Father-of-two Eric Simpson of Newhall Farm, Traquair, was in a field on his farm when the accident happened last Thursday morning.

Paramedics and a helicopter ambulance from Edinburgh attended, but the 41-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lothian and Borders Police attended after receiving a call at about 9.30am.

Health and Safety Executive officers are investigating the incident.

An HSE spokeswoman said yesterday: “We are liaising with police in this investigation.”

Mr Simpson is survived by his wife Lesley, children Ryan and Emma, mother Agnes, and brothers Robin and Colin.