Motorcyclist killed in road accident near Wishaw

Picture: Police Scotland

Picture: Police Scotland

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A motorcyclist has died after crashing off a busy road.

Paul McKenna, 26, was riding a Kawasaki bike on the A73 between Bellside and Newmains in Wishaw, north Lanarkshire, when the accident happened at about 9.50pm yesterday.

Police said it appeared that the vehicle lost control and left the road.

Emergency services were sent to the crash but the 26-year-old died at the scene.

His family have been informed and a report is to be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.

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