Car passenger fined £80 after dooring incident that led to death of cyclist

Mandy Chapple pleads guilty to opening taxi door leading to injury, after Leicester school teacher Sam Boulton was involved in a fatal collision - Cycling UK calls for tougher penalties for 'dooring' incidents

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The passenger of a taxi who opened her door into the path of a cyclist, ultimately leading to his death, has been fined £80 after pleading guilty.

Mandy Chapple and taxi driver Farook Bhikhu appeared in Leicester Magistrates Court on Friday charged with opening a car door, or causing or permitting it to be opened, so as to cause injury.

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