Nottingham

Man charged over Jack Archer bike death

Jack Archer
Image caption Jack Archer was described as "cheerful and happy" by his friends and teachers

A 28-year-old man has been charged with causing the death of a teenager who died when he was hit by a car.

Jack Archer, 14, from Newton, Nottinghamshire, was hit while riding his bike on Chapel Lane, in Bingham, last July.

Steven Mills, of Cartbridge, Cotgrave, faces charges of causing death by careless driving and causing death while uninsured.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court in February.

Mr Mills, who has been released on bail, has also been charged with; doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice, failing to stop following a road traffic collision, failing to report a road traffic collision and using a vehicle without insurance.

After Jack's death, a vigil was held and a book of condolence opened for the teenager, described by friends as a "really bubbly guy".

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