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Woman admits causing death of popular cyclist by careless driving

Lindsey Huddleston who admitted causing the death of 61-year-old cyclist David Catherwood by careless driving.

A woman has admitted causing the death of a popular cyclist by careless driving.

Lindsey Lorraine Huddleston who is 21 and from Fairfield Road in Bangor pleaded guilty to the single count of causing the death of David Catherwood, on the Bangor Road in Holywood on 19 July 2016.

Mr Catherwood, who was 61, had been riding in the Bangor direction with another cyclist – a man in his 30s – who suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, which involved a white Mazda at around 6.30am that morning.

At the time of the tragic death, tributes were paid across the internet to Mr Catherwood, who ran his own security alarm business and who was deeply involved with a number of community groups.

Deputy District Judge John Rea freed Huddleston and adjourned passing sentence to 18 October.