'Hit and run' suspect quizzed

Officers have been granted more time to question a 38-year-old man on suspicion of killing a married couple in an alleged hit-and-run in Bristol. The couple, who were on a tandem bike, have been named as Ross Simons, 34, and his wife Clare, 30.

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Police appeal for witnesses after Bristol hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses after two cyclists were killed in an apparent hit and run incident in Hanham, Bristol.

"A 38-year-old man who left the scene of the collision has handed himself in at a police station and has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving," police said.

Witnesses in the Bristol area are asked to call 101 with any information.


Resident: Hit and run road 'like a racetrack'

Emergency workers at the scene of the hit and run in Bristol. Credit: ITV News

A woman who lives on Bristol's lower Hanham Road, where the scene of today's fatal collision took place, compared the road to a racetrack.

"It is a bit of a racetrack down here and there have been several accidents over the years," Margaret Leonard, 62, told thisisBristol. "This is a real tragedy and it has shocked the whole village."

Another resident, who would only give his name as James, said: "It is a busy road and something should be done to slow people down."


Cyclists killed in Bristol 'hit-and-run'

Two people have been killed in a hit-and-run incident in Hanham, Bristol, police confirmed. Credit: Google Maps

Police in Bristol have confirmed that two people have been killed in a hit-and-run incident in the village of Hanham, in the east of the city, this afternoon.

A car is believed to have hit two cyclists - a man and a woman - who died from their injuries. The car reportedly left the scene.

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