Death crash biker named

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A MOTORCYCLIST who died in an accident in Midlothian has been named as David Steadwood.

Mr Steadwood, 35, from Dryden Avenue, Loanhead, was riding his Suzuki motorbike north on the B704 at the Cockpen roundabout on Saturday afternoon when he collided with the kerb and fell.

He suffered neck injuries and, despite the best efforts of members of the public and paramedics to resuscitate him, he died at the scene.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the accident, which happened around 4.15pm.