Couple killed when vintage motorbike and sidecar crashed

TRIBUTES have been paid to a couple killed when their vintage motorcycle and sidecar collided with a car in Midlothian.

Sunday, 4th September 2016, 3:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th September 2016, 4:39 pm
Charles Howden and Fiona Stanley were killed last week.

Charles Howden, 64, and Fiona Stanley, 59, both of Newtongrange, were killed in the accident on the A6094.

Their Triumph Bonneville motorcycle collided with a white BMW motorcar on Thursday, September 1.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mr Howden and Ms Stanley’s family said:

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“They were a family much loved by all those whose lives they touched.

“Their kindness to others was legendary. They will long be remembered for the laughter they brought into our lives and the love they had for their friends, for their family and most of all the love they had for each other.”

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the collision are ongoing.

Police are keen to speak to any drivers who were on the A6094 between Rosewell and Howgate between 10.25pm and 10.45pm on Thursday night. Anyone who saw the white BMW or a vintage motorcycle with a sidecar at that time is asked to come forward immediately.