Hanham tandem crash: Nicholas Lovell appears in court charged with causing the death of Clare and Ross Simons
A man has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of a married couple by dangerous driving.
Nicholas Lovell, 38, appeared before Yate Magistrates’ Court this morning accused of causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons, who were knocked off their tandem bike as they cycled in Hanham on Sunday.
Lovell, of West Street in Oldland Common, was also charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident.
He did not enter any pleas to the charges.
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Wearing a dark blue t-shirt and glasses, he only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth in the five minute hearing.
The court heard he was accused of causing the death of Mr and Mrs Simons while driving a Citroen.
Katharyn Jones, prosecuting, said: “The incident on January 27 resulted, unfortunately, in the fatalities of the two individuals named in the charges.”
Lovell was remanded in custody to appear before Bristol Crown Court on February 21 for a preliminary hearing via video link.