Two cyclists killed after hit and run in Hanham

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By matt_2009 | Monday, January 28, 2013, 09:08

Two cyclists died after a vehicle hit them on Lower Hanham road, Hanham yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 27).

The collision happened at about 4pm.  A man and a woman died at the scene as a result of their injuries.

The driver of the vehicle - a 38-year-old-man - left the scene of the collision and later handed himself in at a police station. He has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

Anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident or who witnessed this collision is asked to call us on 101.

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UPDATE from police:

"32-year-old Ross Matthew Simons and 30-year-old Clare Simons both died at the scene of the incident as a result of the injuries they sustained.

"Shortly before 4pm yesterday (Sunday, January 27), a police officer's attention was drawn to a Citroen Picasso travelling along Lower Hanham Road at speed. The officer indicated to the car to stop but it made off. The officer began to follow the car but it was lost to sight almost immediately.

"Very shortly afterwards the car struck another vehicle and then collided with two cyclists on a tandem bicycle."

Inspector Frazer Davey from the Collision Investigation Team said: "Following investigations overnight the circumstances of this collision have become much clearer. However I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or saw this car in the area shortly before the collision to come forward and contact us.

"This is a tragic incident in which two people have needlessly lost their lives. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their families."

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and a 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving remains in police custody. A-35-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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    UPDATE from police: "A 38 year-old-man, arrested on Sunday in connection with the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons, has been charged with two offences of death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. Additionally he has been charged with driving with no insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

    "Nicholas Lovell from West Street in Oldland Common, will appear before North Avon Magistrates today (Wednesday January 30).

    "A 35-year-old woman, also arrested in connection with this collision, remains on police bail."

    By matt_2009 at 08:52 on 30/01/13

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    UPDATE from police: "Officers questioning a 38-year-old man on suspicion of death by dangerous driving have been granted further time to question him. A woman, aged 35, also arrested, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

    "House to house enquiries continue and officers continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision, or anyone who saw a blue Citroën Picasso in the area shortly before, to contact us on 101."

    By matt_2009 at 08:48 on 29/01/13

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    My heart goes out to the victims. Cyclist who cycle at night really need to start wearing high-vis jackets.

    By ant86 at 12:40 on 28/01/13

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