Hing Tong Cheung charged with killing cyclist Gavin James in Ards
A Co Down man was yesterday charged with killing one cyclist and seriously injuring another by dangerous driving.
Hing Tong Cheung (61), from Hanover Hill, Bangor is accused of causing the death of father-of-two Gavin James Moore and grievous bodily injury to Gareth Boyle by driving dangerously on the Bangor Road in Ards on July 11, 2017.
Cheung did not attend Newtownards Magistrates Court where his case had been scheduled for a Preliminary Enquiry (PE), the process necessary to refer a case up to the Crown Court.
Mr Moore (40) and his friend Mr Boyle were out with cyclists from North Down Cycling Club when they were in a collision with a Hyundai 4x4.
Mr Moore died in hospital as a result of his injuries while Mr Boyle was left in a critical condition having sustained what were described at the time as serious but non life-threatening injuries.
In court, defence counsel Chris Holmes said the PE was not ready to proceed.
District Judge Mark Hamill granted the application and listed it for February 12.