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Tribute to man, 77, found dead next to mobility scooter

A passer-by saw Andrew Goodfellow lying on the road near Hawick in the Borders.

Andrew Goodfellow: Scooter overturned on the B6359.
Andrew Goodfellow: Scooter overturned on the B6359.

An elderly man who was found dead next to his overturned mobility scooter has been named.

The family of Andrew Goodfellow, was found on the B6359 near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, have released a statement paying tribute to him.

Paramedics were called out after a passer-by saw the 77-year-old lying on the road near Knowetownhead Townhouse but Mr Goodfellow was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pensioner, from the village of Denholm, had been travelling on his scooter on the road between Hawick and Hassendean.

'He was a generous and kind man whose passion in life was horse racing.'
Family tribute

A statement from his family, released through Police Scotland, said: "Andrew was brother to Ella and Rob, uncle of Gordon and Shona, and great uncle to Fraser, Carrie and Finlay.

"He was a generous and kind man whose passion in life was horse racing. He was a keen rugby fan and a lover of the Isle of Man TT."

They added: "Andrew lived in Denholm for most of his life, where many friends have supported him since becoming disabled and wheelchair-bound.

"Andrew had brilliant carers who provided excellent care for him so that he could remain in his home and retain his independence.

"He will be greatly missed by family and friends."

Police say they are trying to establish the full circumstances around his death and urged anyone with information to get in touch.

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