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Driver charged over cycling death of Olympic windsurfer Howard Plumb

Bo Christer Lundmark to appear in court later this month in connection with July collision in West Sussex

A man from Sweden has been charged with causing the death through careless driving last September of Olympic windsurfer, Howard Plumb.

Bo Christer Lundmark, a computer consultant aged 54 from Umeå, has been summonsed to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 29 January, say Sussex Police.

Mr Plumb, aged 42 and from Emsworth in Hampshire, sustained serious head injuries on the afternoon of 5 July last year when he was struck by a Honda Jazz car driven by Lundmark.

Following the collision at Knight's Hill, Charlton, near Chichester, Mr Plumb was flown by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in south London but he died two days later.

He represented Great Britain in windsurfing at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.

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