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The families of a couple from South Gloucestershire killed by a disqualified motorist have started a campaign to change the law on sentencing - so that the man responsible would serve a separate sentence for each life taken, rather than a combined one.
Ross and Clare Simons were killed in January last year when a car driven by Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He's serving ten and a half years in jail.
Our presenter Ian Axton talks to Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore.
Ross Simons' sister Kelly Woodruff speaking to the media after the sentencing of Nicholas Lovell.
The family of Ross and Clare Simons have said they will be campaigning for a change in the law to get tougher sentences for killer drivers. They said that Nicky Lovell would serve just three years' imprisonment for each life he took in the horrific crash in January this year, near Bristol.
Nicholas Lovell remained emotionless throughout the proceedings.
Nicholas Lovell has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison and has been banned from driving for life.
A disqualified driver from Bristol who admitted causing the deaths of a married couple on their tandem bike will be sentenced today.
Ross and Claire Simons were riding along Lower Hanham Road in January when they were hit by a car driven by 38-year-old Nicholas Lovell from Oldland Common. Lovell's partner Louise Cox will also be sentenced for perverting the course of justice.
A man who was disqualified from driving, has admitted killing a couple near Bristol, after hitting them with his car. They were out for an afternoon ride on their tandem.
Nicholas Lovell today pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of husband and wife Ross and Clare Simons, who've been described by their families as the perfect couple.
Richard Payne reports:
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Nicholas Lovell pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons by dangerous driving.