– Allie Longhorn, senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service
I have today authorised Avon and Somerset Police to charge Nicky Lovell with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
I have also authorised charges of driving while disqualified; driving without third party insurance; and driving a vehicle and failing to stop after a road accident.
Our thoughts are today with the victims' families."
Mourners lined the road in silence as the bodies of two cyclists killed after an alleged hit and run passed through Hanham near Bristol. They were paying tribute to Ross and Clare Simons who were riding a tandem when they died.