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Families of tandem death couple invited to meet PM

Ross and Clare Simons were killed when they were knocked off their tandem in Hanham in January 2013 Credit: Family

The families of a couple who were killed by a disqualified motorist in South Gloucestershire have been invited to meet the Prime Minister.

Ross and Clare Simons died in January 2013 when Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He was jailed for 10 and a half years. Their families are campaigning for people to serve a separate sentence for each life taken.

Disqualified driver Nicholas Lovell was jailed for 10 and a half years for causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Tandem death family call to end combined sentencing

Ross and Clare Simons were killed when they were knocked off their tandem in January 2013 Credit: Family

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.

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Petition from grieving family to Prime Minister

The families of a couple killed by a banned driver in South Gloucestershire are taking their campaign for tougher sentences to the Prime Minister today.

Ross and Clare Simons were hit while riding their tandem in Hanham in January 2013.

The driver had 11 previous convictions for disqualified driving and four for dangerous driving but was only jailed for 10 and a half years. A £14,000 signature petition will be presented to Downing Street this afternoon.

Ross and Clare Simons were hit while riding their tandem in Hanham in January 2013. Credit: ITV News West Country

Family inundated with offers of help after house fire

Mark Sawyer and his family lost everything in the fire. Credit: ITV News West Country

A family from Bristol who lost everything in a house fire last weekend say they've been inundated with offers of help. Mark Sawyer and his family have been put into emergency accommodation after the blaze in Hanham on Sunday morning. They didn't have insurance.

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