Tandem deaths: further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Avon and Somerset Police to charge Louise Cox, 35, from Oldland Common with perverting the course of justice in connection with the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons in Hanham last month.

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A woman has appeared in court charged over with the deaths of a couple who were knocked off their tandem bicycle near Bristol.

Ross and Clare Simons were killed in the alleged hit and run in Hanham in Jan.

Louise Cox from Oldland Common is accused of perverting the course of justice.

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Woman due in court in connection with tandem deaths

Ross and Clare Simons died after their tandem bike was hit by a car in Hanham, South Gloucestershire. Credit: Family

A woman is due in court, charged in connection with the deaths of a couple who were knocked off their tandem bike near Bristol.

Ross and Clare Simons were killed in the alleged hit and run in Hanham in January.

Louise Cox from Oldland Common is accused of perverting the course of justice and will appear before North Avon Magistrates later.

Nicholas Lovell has already been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Further charges for Hanham tandem deaths

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Avon and Somerset Police to charge Louise Cox, 35, from Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire, with perverting the course of justice in connection with the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons following an incident in Hanham last month.

We have worked closely with Avon and Somerset police since this tragic incident. Following their extensive investigation I have now decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge Louise Cox with perverting the course of justice.

Ms Cox gave the police a false account at the scene of who was driving the vehicle at the time of the collision.

– Allie Longhorn, CPS Senior Crown Prosecutor

38-year-old Nicky Lovell was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving on 29 January.

He was also charged with driving while disqualified; driving without third party insurance; and driving a vehicle and failing to stop after a road accident.

Ross and Clare Simons died at the scene after their tandem bicycle was in a collision with a car on Sunday 27 January.

Louise Cox will appear at North Avon Magistrates Court on Monday.

FULL REPORT: Funeral of couple killed riding a tandem

The funeral has taken place of a couple who were killed when their tandem bicycle was hit by a car. Ross and Clare Simons died instantly when they were struck at Hanham near Bristol three weeks ago.

Their coffins were brought in a single hearse at today's service at Westerleigh Crematorium. The family asked mourners to wear bright colours. Robert Murphy reports.

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Funeral for tandem bike couple killed in car crash

Ross and Clare Simons Credit: Family photograph

The joint funeral is taking place this morning (Friday 15 February) of the Bristol couple killed when a car collided with their tandem bike in Hanham on 27 January. Family and friends will be gathering at Westerleigh Crematorium at 11am.

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

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