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Man admits tandem deaths

A man has admitted causing the deaths of a couple by dangerous driving after he collided with their tandem bike in Hanham near Bristol in January.

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Police: Tandem couple 'needlessly lost their lives'

On Sunday January 27 of this year, Clare and Ross Simons needlessly lost their lives following a fatal collision on Hanham High Street.

This collision was caused by Nicholas Lovell, a disqualified driver who got behind the wheel of the car and drove at speed, before losing control and striking the couple while they cycled.

Nicholas Lovell then ran away from the scene in a bid to escape, leaving behind Louise Cox who then deliberately and callously set out to mislead police at the scene.

The pleas entered today by both Nicholas Lovell and Louise Cox reflect that both have taken some responsibility for the deaths of Ross and Clare. While these pleas will never bring Ross and Clare back, I hope they go some way to providing comfort for their families.

– Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Williams of Avon and Somerset Police

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