Man admits causing death of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman's mother

Liam Rosney drove over Carol Boardman after she fell from her bike on a mini-roundabout in Connah’s Quay, North Wales, in 2016.

The 75-year-old suffered multiple injuries after being hit by Rosney’s Mitsibushi pick-up truck,

Ms Boardman’s son, Chris Boardman, is an Olympic cyclist who won gold at the 1992 Olympics.

In an appearance at Mold Crown Court on Monday, Rosney, 33, denied a more serious charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Matthew Curtis, prosecuting, said the Crown would not invite a trial over the more serious charge. He said circumstances had been carefully considered with police, family liaison officers and experts.

The prosecution had alleged Rosney was on the phone to his wife before the crash happened.

A previous trial, in July, was postponed after the jury was discharged.

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