Police failures pre-charging

Driver of lorry which killed Eilidh Cairns fined £200 for defective eyesight

Incident date: 
Thu, 5 Feb 2009

The driver of the lorry which killed cyclist Eilidh Cairns has been fined £200 for defective eyesight, after prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to press charges for either a “dangerous” or a “careless” driving offence. Driver Joao Lopes was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a £15 surcharge and received 3 points on his licence. He was allowed to resume driving, using glasses.

Dan Black seriously injured in Chepstow

Incident date: 
Wed, 2 Dec 2009

Last year, Dec 2nd 2009, Dan Black was run down on the ‘on-road’ section on a Sustrans route (Celtic Trail) A48 Chepstow.

Anthony Maynard killed near Henley - no prosecution of van driver

Incident date: 
Thu, 3 Jul 2008

Anthony Maynard was killed while on a training ride with a friend on the A4130 in July 2008.

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