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Aldershot runner deaths: Man on dangerous driving charge

Lucy Pygott, 17 and Stacey Burrows, 16, Image copyright Family handout/Martin Duff
Image caption Lucy Pygott (left), 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16, were members of of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club

A man has been charged following the deaths of two teenage runners who were struck by a car.

Stacey Burrows, 16, and Lucy Pygott, 17, died after being hit by a Ford Focus while on a training run in Aldershot, Hampshire, on 8 November.

Michael Casey, 24, of St Pauls Road, Tottenham, is charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Aldershot-based soldier has been bailed to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates in March.

Both girls were members of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club.

Lucy won a 3,000m bronze medal at the European Youth Championships in July, while Stacey was the Hampshire under-17 3,000m champion.

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