Pair appear in court over Hanham tandem crash which killed Ross and Clare Simons
AN OLDLAND Common man and woman have appeared in court on charges relating to a crash in Hanham in January which killed tandem cyclists Ross and Clare Simons.
Nicholas Lovell appeared via video link at Bristol Crown Court charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
Lovell, 38, of West Street, Oldland Common, is also charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
Meanwhile, Louise Cox appeared at North Avon Magistrates' Court charged with perverting the course of justice following the crash.
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Ross, 34, and Clare, 30, died on Lower Hanham Road on January 27 when their tandem bicycle was hit by a car.
Cox, 35, of West Street, Oldland Common, spoke only to confirm her name, age and address.
She was bailed to appear at Bristol Crown Court on March 26 for a preliminary hearing.
Lovell entered no pleas at Crown Court, and the case was adjourned until a plea and case management hearing on April 24.
A provisional trial for Lovell, lasting an estimated four to five days, was set for July 15.
He was remanded in custody.