Driver in court over death of cyclist on Wellingborough to Finedon road

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A woman has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a cyclist near Finedon.

Angela Willshire, 32, of Thatchwell Court, Standens Barn, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The court heard Anthony Ashcroft, 76, was cycling along the A510 between Wellingborough and Finedon at 11pm on Friday, March 13, when he was involved in a collision with a green Citroen Saxo close to Sidegate Lane.

He died in hospital the following day as a result of his injuries.

Vicki walker, prosecuting, said Mr Ashcroft was wearing a high-visibility jacket and had lights on his bike.

Willshire, the driver of the Citroen Saxo, did not indicate a plea to a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction in the case.

Willshere will appear at Northampton Crown Court later this month.