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St Margaret's at Cliffe van driver due in court over death of teen cyclist Daniel Squire on Deal to Dover road at Ringwould

19 March 2014
by Beth Robson

A van driver is to appear in court after allegedly causing the death of a teenage cyclist by dangerous driving.

The 36-year-old, from St Margaret's at Cliffe, has been issued with a summons to appear before Canterbury magistrates.

It follows the death of 18-year-old Daniel Squire, who died after being knocked down in Dover Road, in Ringwould, in September last year.

Daniel Squire died after being knocked off his bike at Ringwould

Daniel Squire died after being knocked off his bike at Ringwould

He was flown to the Royal London Hospital, but died the next day.

The man, who has not yet been named, is due in court on Friday, April 25.

Kent Police spokeswoman Jane Walker said officers were advised by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit the summons had been issued on Tuesday.

She said: "The offence for which he has been summonsed is causing death by dangerous driving."

Last month, it emerged the Crown Prosecution Service had been handed a file recommending he be charged with the offence.

It was after the incident on the A258 Deal-to-Dover Road at Ringwould on the morning of Saturday, September 7.

Daniel Squire celebrating his 18th birthday.

Daniel Squire celebrating his 18th birthday.

Keen cyclist Mr Squire had been riding his bike from his home in Reach Close to meet Deal Tri friends for a cycle ride.

It was his first outing on a new bike. The former St Edmund's pupil, who worked at London Fancy Box in Dover, was about to start training for an Iron Man contest.

His parents Tracy and Symon Squire said he was "over the moon" to gain a place. 

Various fundraising events have been held in Deal to raise cash for the air ambulance, including a memorial match at Deal Town Football Club with his former co-players from a Dover team.

On Good Friday, Chelsea FC legend Ron Chopper Harris will appear at Deal Town Football Club for the official unveiling of a trophy in Daniel's honour for the winners of future memorial games.

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