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Olympic windsurfer Howard Plumb cycle crash death: Man charged

Howard Plumb Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Howard Plumb worked as an engineer at the Pall Corporation in Portsmouth

A man is to face a charge of causing the death by careless driving of an Olympic windsurfer who was killed while cycling in West Sussex.

Howard Plumb sustained head injuries in the crash with a Honda Jazz in Knight's Hill, Charlton, on 5 July 2014.

Mr Plumb, 42, was airlifted to London's St George's Hospital but died later.

Bo Christer Lundmark, 54, of Blakullevagen, Umea, Sweden has been summonsed to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 29 January.

Mr Plumb, of Emsworth, Hampshire, represented Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and had numerous national, world and European championship titles.

He was a member of the i-Team Cycling Club and competed at events including the Tour of Wessex, the End to End on the Isle of Man and raced in France, Italy and Belgium.

Sussex Police said Mr Lundmark, who is a computer consultant, would be charged with causing death by careless driving when he appeared in court.

Update 15 January 2016: Lundmark was given an 18-month conditional discharge and disqualified from driving for 12 months on 5 October 2015 after pleading guilty to a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Image copyright Family handout/Sussex Police
Image caption Howard Plumb represented Great Britain at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and had numerous national, world and European championship titles

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