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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Tributes to Cyclists

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.