Man in court charged with killing two cyclists in Berkshire

Scene of Purley Rise cyclist fatalities
Image caption Both cyclists died at the scene on the A329 Purley Rise in Berkshire

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

Alexander Farrar Walters, 31, of Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames, is accused of killing John Morland, 30, and 39-year-old Kris Jarvis by dangerous driving.

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

He appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody.

Mr Walters spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

He was arrested in connection with a collision on the A329 Purley Rise in Berkshire at around 21:00 GMT on Thursday in which the two cyclists died.

Mr Morland and Mr Jarvis both worked at Reading Borough Council.

Mr Walters will reappear at Reading Crown Court on 3 March.

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