Man charged with killing two cyclists in Berkshire

Scene of Purley Rise cyclist fatalities Both cyclists died at the scene

A motorist has been charged with causing the deaths of two cyclists who were struck by a car.

Alexander Walters, of Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames, is accused of killing the male cyclists in the Berkshire village on Thursday night.

He is also charged with aggravated vehicle-taking, driving while disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.

The 31-year-old will appear before Reading Magistrates Court on Monday.

The cyclists have been named locally as father-of-two John Moorland, 30, and Kris Jarvis, 39, a father of five.

The pair were said to be keen cyclists and both worked for Reading Borough Council.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Berkshire

Weather

Reading

17 °C 6 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ChildMovie magic

    What do the similarities in children's movies reveal about cinema - and us?

Programmes

  • JellyClick Watch

    Can Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone break the mould with his social Q&A Jelly app?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.