Man killed in Orkney Churchill Barrier crash named

A BIKER killed in a crash on the Churchill Barriers in Orkney has been named as 52-year-old coach driver Alexander Watson.

The crash occured on Churchill Barrier 2 in Orkney. Picture: BillC (CC)

He died when his bike was involved in a collision with two vans on the A961 Burwick to Kirkwall road on Wednesday afternoon.

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Mr Watson, who was originally from Fife, had lived on Orkney with his wife Vicki.

He was employed by Moray-based coach firm Maynes of Buckie.

The road was closed for around eight hours while police carried out investigations.