Berkshire

Man charged with killing two cyclists in Berkshire

  • 15 February 2014
  • From the section 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 Morland, 30, and Kris Jarvis, 39, a father of five.

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

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