North-east energy worker dies in motorcycle crash

An energy worker from the north-east has died in a crash on Orkney.

Gerard Kerins, from Aberdeenshire, died after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in the collision on Crowness Crescent in Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, yesterday afternoon.

No other vehicles were involved.

Mr Kerins had been on the island working and regularly travelled there for his job.

Sergeant David Miller of the Highland and Islands Road Policing Unit, based at Dingwall, said: "First and foremost our thoughts go out to Mr Kerins' family and friends at this sad time.

"Officers from the road policing unit are in Orkney carrying out inquiries on respect of this collision and are providing support to Mr Kerins' family.

"I would encourage anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the black KTM motorcycle in the area before, or who may have dash cam footage that could assist our investigation, to contact police at Kirkwall via 101. Please quote reference number 2976 of May 30 2020 when calling."

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