Tandem deaths: Man in court

A motorist is in court charged with killing a husband and wife who died when they were knocked off their tandem bicycle. Nicky Lovell, 38, is accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Vigil to be held for tandem bike crash couple

Tributes left in Hanham, near Bristol, in tribute to Ross and Clare Simons, who were killed when their tandem bike was hit by a car. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

Mourners are expected to gather at a vigil later to pay their respects to a couple who died in a collision while riding a tandem.

Ross Simons, 34, and his wife Clare, 30, died at the scene of the crash in Hanham on Sunday.

It will be held at 3.45pm on Lower Hanham Road, Hanham where the collision happened.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

  1. West Country (E)

Avon and Somerset Police charge Nicky Lovell with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving

I have today authorised Avon and Somerset Police to charge Nicky Lovell with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

I have also authorised charges of driving while disqualified; driving without third party insurance; and driving a vehicle and failing to stop after a road accident.

Our thoughts are today with the victims' families."

– Allie Longhorn, senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service

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