THE A702 road was closed for more than four hours yesterday following a fatal crash near Penicuik.

And officers are asking anyone who was on the road which runs from Edinburgh through West Linton and Biggar at the relevant time to check dashcam footage.

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The incident happened around 1.25pm on Thursday, 12 January, and involved a black Suzuki GSF 650 motorbike and a white Kia Sportage car.

Emergency services attended and the motorcyclist, a man aged 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The road was closed in both directions for crash investigation work to take place and re-opened around 6pm.

Sergeant Iain McIntrye said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died and our enquiries into the circumstances of what happened are ongoing.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened and anyone driving in the area who has dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1488 of Thursday, January 12 2023.