Driver charged following tandem deaths

38-year-old man to appear in court today

Tributes left to husband and wife Ross and Clare Simons on Lower Hanham Road, Hanham, near Bristol

A 38-year-old man has been charged with multiple driving offences following the deaths of tandem cyclists Ross and Clare Simons, who were killed in a collision with a car on Lower Hanham Road, Bristol, on Sunday.


Avon and Somerset police said that Nicholas Lovell, from Oldland Common, was charged with two offences of death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He was also charged with driving with no insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He is due to appear in North Avon Magistrates’ Court today.


A 35-year-old woman who was also arrested in connection with the incident remains on police bail.