Driver charged over death of Essex cyclist

Vera Chaplin
Image caption Vera Chaplin was honoured in 2008 for her service in the Women's Land Army

A 46-year-old man has been charged with causing death by careless driving over a fatal collision in Essex last August.

The man from Kirby Cross has been freed on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on 10 February.

Cyclist Vera Chaplin, 89, collided with a car in Frinton Road, Kirby Cross, in the morning and died later in the day.

She was well-known in the area and had been honoured in 2008 by the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown for her service with the Women's Land Army.

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