Hanham deaths – police chase not a cause

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will not be carrying out any investigation into possible police involvement in the traffic incident which caused the death of Ross and Clare Simons in Hanham last weekend. Avon and Somerset Police reported the matter as a police patrol which had earlier attempted to stop the Citroen PIcasson on Lower Hanham Road, had begun a pursuit.  The vehicle was ‘lost to sight’ by the time the officer set off in pursuit, according to Police reports.  It then appears to have collided with another car before hitting the two cyclists.  38 year old Nicholas Lovell was subsequently charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failure to stop after an accident.