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Tandem death families call for change to sentencing

The families 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 families think he should be serving a separate sentence for each life taken.

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Families of tandem death couple invited to meet PM

Ross and Clare Simons were killed when they were knocked off their tandem in Hanham in January 2013 Credit: Family

The families of a couple who were killed by a disqualified motorist in South Gloucestershire have been invited to meet the Prime Minister.

Ross and Clare Simons died in January 2013 when Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He was jailed for 10 and a half years. Their families are campaigning for people to serve a separate sentence for each life taken.

Disqualified driver Nicholas Lovell was jailed for 10 and a half years for causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

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