Driver charged over cyclist deaths

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Two bollards near the scene in Purley on Thames where two cyclists died after they were struck by a car Two bollards near the scene in Purley on Thames where two cyclists died after they were struck by a car

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

Alexander Farrar Walters, 31, of Purley on Thames, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, Thames Valley police said.

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

Walters is due to appear at Reading Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He has been charged in connection with a collision on the A329 Purley Rise on Thursday at 9pm in which two cyclists, aged 30 and 39, died.

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

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