Tandem death family call for change to sentencing

The family of Ross and Clare Simons who were killed when they were knocked off their tandem in a hit-and-run in Hanham near Bristol have called for change to the law on sentencing.

Nicholas Lovell is serving 10.5 years after admitting two counts of causing death by dangerous driving but the family think he should be serving a separate sentence for each life taken.

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Tandem deaths: man due in court

Ross and Claire Simmons were knocked off their tandem on this road in Hanham. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man will appear in court today in connection with the deaths of two cyclists in Hanham near Bristol three months ago.

Nicholas Lovell has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Husband and wife Ross and Claire Simmons died when their tandem bike was hit by a car.

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