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Two appear in court over Carol Boardman's death

Liam Rosney faces dangerous driving charge, while he and Victoria Rosney are also charged with intending to pervert the course of justice

Two people have appeared in court in connection with the death of Chris Boardman’s mother.

Carol Boardman, who was 75, was cycling in Connah’s Quay, in North Wales, on 16 July last year when the fatal collision with a Mitsubishi Warrior occurred.

Liam Rosney, 31, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court in Flintshire charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He and Victoria Rosney, 31, are also charged with committing acts with intent to pervert the course of justice, by allegedly deleting data from two mobile phones between July and November last year.

Magistrates sent the case to Mold Crown Court, where the defendants will appear on October 27. It is understood they will plead not guilty.

Following the crash Carol Boardman was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but died in the early hours of the next day.

Chris Boardman, an Olympian, campaigner and sporting commentator, paid tribute to his mum as “the most positive, outgoing person you could ever hope to meet”

He said: “Her generosity of spirit inspired everyone she met.

“Many of our childhood memories involve my mother and the outdoors, walking out over Hoylake sandbank, swimming in the deep gullies, or hunting for fossils on Llandegla Moor in North Wales.

“Wanting to share her passion for cycling, even well into her seventies, she often took groups of young novices out on their first forays into North Wales.

“She leaves behind Keith, her partner for more than half a century, Lisa and I, and a large, loving family. We cannot yet conceive of a world without her in it.”

In recent weeks, after his appointment as cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester, Boardman admitted he avoids riding on roads nowadays, choosing off-road trails instead, as he finds cycling on Britain’s roads aggressive and “mentally exhausting”, given the constant risk assessment needed to stay safe.


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