[P]olice in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision on the A7 in which a serving police officer sadly died.
The incident happened around 12.25pm yesterday, Sunday 15th July, immediately north of Galashiels when a Yamaha R6 motorcycle travelling south was involved a collision with a silver Peugeot 107 which had been travelling north.
As a result of the collision the 24 year old rider of the motorcycle, PC Rhys Prentice, sadly died at the scene.
Rhys’ family have issued the following statement through Police Scotland: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Rhys – our much loved son, brother, fiancé and friend.
“Rhys was an enthusiastic biker and a dedicated police officer. He made us all very proud and words cannot describe how much we will miss him.”
The Lothians and Scottish Borders Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark, said: “It’s a sad day for the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division, with the loss of a young and enthusiastic officer.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.