The funeral of a couple killed in an alleged hit and run is to be held at Westerleigh Crematorium today. Ross and Clare Simons died when they were knocked off their tandem bike in Hanham.
The family are asking for mourners to wear bright colours and not to bring flowers but a collection will be made for an IVF charity as the pair were about to start treatment and this might give another couple the chance of a child.
Nicholas Lovell, aged 38, from Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire has appeared in court this morning and charged with two counts of death by dangerous driving on Sunday in Hanham.
He was also charged with driving whilst disqualified, without insurance and failure to stop after an accident. No application for bail was made. Lovell has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 21 February by videolink.