Judge's comments on tandem death crash case

Nicholas Lovell remained emotionless throughout the proceedings.

The reading of the charges does not begin to reflect the gravity of this matter or the effect it has had on so many. The circumstances of the collision are too grim to describe now; everyone has heard them. There is no doubt that this is the most serious of offences conceivable of this type.

– Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, passing sentence.

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Sentencing for tandem deaths

Nicholas Lovell, who admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, has been sentenced to 10.5 years. Ross and Clare Simons were killed when they were knocked off their tandem bicycle in a hit-and-run in Hanham near Bristol in January.