POLICE have confirmed the identity of a woman who died in a road collision at the Melrose bypass on Sunday.

She was Bronte Sarona Hutchison from Jedburgh.

The 23-year-old sustained serious injuries after she came off of a motorcycle that she was travelling on as a pillion passenger on the A6091 Melrose Bypass during the early hours of Sunday, August 5.

Road Policing Officers and other emergency services responded to the scene and despite the best efforts of paramedics, Ms Hutchison was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 27-year-old male rider of the motorcycle was taken to Borders General Hospital, but was later released having not sustained any serious injuries.

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Ross Drummond from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with Bronte's family at this time and our investigation to establish why both she and the rider of the motorcycle came off of the bike are continuing.

"Any motorists who were on the road at the time and witnessed what happened, or who have information relevant to this investigation, should contact police immediately."

Those with information can contact the RPU via 101 and quote incident number 973 of August 5.