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Man charged with causing the death of a cyclist

Gavin Moore (40) died in hospital after he and three other cyclists were involved in a collision with a car on the dual carriageway near the village of Conlig, Co Down

A Bangor man has been charged with killing one cyclist and seriously injuring another by dangerous driving.

Hing Tong Cheung (61) did not attend Newtownards Magistrates Court where the case against him had been scheduled for a Preliminary Enquiry, to see if it would be referred to the Crown Court.

Cheung, from Hanover Hill in the seaside town, is accused of causing the death of Gavin James Moore and grievous bodily injury to Gareth Boyle by driving dangerously on the Bangor Road in Ards on 11 July 2017.

Mr Moore, a 40-year-old father of two and his friend Mr Boyle were out with a group of cyclists from North Down Cycling Club when they were in a collision with a Hyundai 4x4 at around 1.50pm.

Mr Moore died in hospital as a result of his injuries while Mr Boyle was left in a critical condition having sustained what were described at the time as serious but non life threatening injuries.

Defence counsel Chris Holmes today said the PE was not ready to proceed so he was asking for it to be put back for a week.

District Judge Mark Hamill granted the application and listed the PE for 12 February.

Hundreds of cyclists followed the coffin of Gavin Moore at his funeral in Bangor in July 2017. Picture by Justin Kernoghan.

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