The Police have issued the following statement. For the moment they are asking that no other comment be made. The text is as follows:
Police Scotland - Corporate Communications - East
Serious Road Collisions, Jim Clark Rally
Police Scotland are investigating two road collisions at the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders this afternoon.
A serious incident occured around 4pm when a rally car came off the road near Kelso and collided with spectators.
Emergency services attended and three people were pronounced dead at
the scene. The fourth person was conveyed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
and is in a critical conditions.
The Jim Clark Rally was stopped at that time.
An earlier incident occured at 2.05pm, when a rally car collided with
five people. Four people were treated at the scene and one person was
conveyed to hospital wher they are in a serious condition.
Police are in attendance at the scene and the investigation into both collisions is at an early stage.
P.S. And this is from me. Apparently my Twitter account has been
hacked, most of you know me and will recognise this. As I said the
Police have asked that no third party comment be made until they have
concluded their initial investigations.