Chichester: Man Facing Charge Over Olympic Windsurfer's Death

A Swedish computer consultant faces prosecution over the road death of a British Olympic windsurfer who was killed after riding his bicycle in Wwest Sussex.

Howard Plumb, 42, who competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, died two days after suffering severe head injuries in the crash.

Mr Plumb was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a Honda Jazz at Knight's Hill, Charlton, near Chichester, West Sussex, at 5.15pm on July 5 last year.

Bo Christer Lundmark, 54, of Umea in northern Sweden, has now been summonsed to answer a charge of causing death by careless driving, Sussex Police said.

Mr Plumb held national, world and European championship titles in windsurfing, and also worked as an engineer at Portsmouth-based Pall Corporation.

He was part of the i-Team Cycling Club and had competed at national events including the Tour of Wessex, the End to End on the Isle of Man and European races.

Tributes poured in following his death, including from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which said he would be remembered as a ``genuinely likeable man''.

Lundmark will appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on January 29.

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