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Ross And Clare Simons Tandem Bike Deaths: Louise Cox Is Second Person Charged

01/03/2013 07:40 GMT | Updated 01/03/2013 07:50 GMT

Police investigating the deaths of tandem cyclists Ross and Clare Simons in an alleged hit-and-run have charged a second person.

Louise Cox, 35, has been charged with perverting the course of justice by Avon and Somerset Police.

She is due to appear before magistrates in Yate, south Gloucestershire, on Monday.

Nicholas Lovell, 38, has already been remanded in custody after he was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is also charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop after a road accident, following his court appearance on January 30.

Mr and Mrs Simons died in a crash while cycling on January 27 in Hanham, near Bristol.

The couple died less than 24 hours after they celebrated the news that they could undergo fertility treatment to start a family.

Mr Simons, 34, and his 30-year-old wife - described by friends as "two peas in a pod" - died when their bicycle was in collision with a Citroen Picasso car.

Their families described them as "very special" and said they had "no words" to describe their loss.

Dozens of floral tributes were left at the scene of the crash.