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Funeral of a couple killed in an alleged hit and run

Ross and Clare Simons Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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Vigil to be held for tandem bike crash couple

Tributes left in Hanham, near Bristol, in tribute to Ross and Clare Simons, who were killed when their tandem bike was hit by a car. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

Mourners are expected to gather at a vigil later to pay their respects to a couple who died in a collision while riding a tandem.

Ross Simons, 34, and his wife Clare, 30, died at the scene of the crash in Hanham on Sunday.

It will be held at 3.45pm on Lower Hanham Road, Hanham where the collision happened.

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

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One minute silence to be held for tandem victims

Notices have gone up around Hanham inviting people to take part in a one minute silence in memory of Ross and Clare Simons Credit: ITV News West Country

A minute's silence is to be held in Hanham high street in South Gloucestershire in tribute to a couple who were killed in an alleged hit and run at the weekend.

Ross and Clare Simons died when their tandem was hit by a car on Sunday afternoon.

The silence will take place shortly.

Nicholas Lovell remanded in custody

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.

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