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Two charged over cyclist's death

Scene of the crash on the Itchen Bridge
The Itchen Bridge was closed for six hours following the crash

Two men have been charged over the death of a 60-year-old cyclist who was hit by a car on a city bridge.

Cyclist Derek Witt, was struck by a Peugeot 406 on the Itchen Bridge in Southampton, in August, as he cycled in a group of four riders.

Michael Filgate, 38, of Copenhagen Towers, Southampton is charged with causing death by dangerous driving and not having a licence or insurance.

John Levy, 36, of Osborne Road South, is charged with aiding and abetting.

Mr Levy is also charged with possession of cannabis.

Both men were due to appear before Southampton Magistrates' Court later.

At the time police arrested seven occupants of the car.

Another cyclist, a 32-year-old man from Whiteley, suffered serious leg and chest injuries in the collision.

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