Van driver faces court

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A DRIVER has been charged by police after the death of a Havant cyclist.

Robin Jenkinson, 29, of Westlands Road, Hunston, near Chichester, was charged with causing the death of Alastair Pratt by driving without due care or attention.

As reported in The News, his van was in collision with 41-year old Mr Pratt, of Fifth Avenue, Havant, who was riding his bike on the A259 at Chidham, near Emsworth, at 9.30am on June 14.

Mr Pratt worked for the Environment Agency and was an accomplished yachtsman and member of Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club.

The charge follows an investigation by officers from Sussex Road Policing Unit. Mr Jenkinson was bailed to appear at Chichester Magistrates Court on December 9.