Woman charged over deaths of Bristol couple Ross and Clare Simons in Hanham tandem crash
A WOMAN has been charged with perverting the course of justice over the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons.
The Crown Prosecution Service announced tonight that it has authorised Avon and Somerset Police to bring the charge against 35-year-old Louise Cox of Oldland Common.
Ross, 34, and Clare, 30, died on Lower Hanham Road on January 27 when their tandem bicycle was hit by a car.
Nicholas Lovell, 38, of West Street, Oldland Common, has already been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving in connection to the incident.
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He is also charged with driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
Cox is due to appear at North Avon Magistrates Court next Monday.
CPS Senior Crown Prosecutor Allie Longhorn said: "We have worked closely with Avon and Somerset police since this tragic incident.
"Following their extensive investigation I have now decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge Louise Cox with perverting the course of justice."