Charge over cycling death of Olympian

Howard Plumb
Howard Plumb

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POLICE have charged a man over the death of an Olympic windsurfer.

Cyclist Howard Plumb, 42, from Westbourne, was killed as he rode his bike along Knight’s Hill, Charlton, near Chichester.

He suffered serious head injuries in the collision with a Honda Jazz on July 5 last year.

Mr Plumb was taken to St George’s Hospital in London by air ambulance where he died two days later.

Sussex Police have charged Bo Christer Lundmark, 54, a computer consultant from Sweden, with causing death by careless driving.

He will appear before Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 29.

Mr Plumb, a scientist, represented the UK in windsurfing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.