A DRIVER accused of causing the death of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman’s mother on a Connah’s Quay road will face a retrial.

Liam Rosney still faces two charges on his involvement in Carol Boardman’s death that arose after the fatal crash on the Mold Road. But Judge Rhys Rowlands directed the jury at Mold Crown Court to find Rosney, and his wife, Victoria Rosney, not guilty of charges of perverting the course of justice.

The court has heard how Mrs Boardman fell off her bike in wet conditions on a roundabout and she was then struck by a Mitsubishi Warrior pickup driven by Liam Rosney.

The pensioner sustained multiple injuries in the collision on August 16, 2016 and died in hospital the next day.

The prosecution have alleged that Rosney was distracted after being on the phone to his wife shortly before the collision.

The couple were also accused by police of deleting data from their phones which was later found via providers’ records.

But Victoria Rosney denied her husband was on the phone to her at the time of the crash and when she was interviewed by police she said that logs of calls may have “fallen off” her phone.

Liam Rosney, 32, of Welland Drive in Connah’s Quay, pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Mrs Carol Boardman. He also denied causing death by careless driving.

Both Liam Rosney and Victoria Rosney, 32, of the same address, denied doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice between July and November of last year and both have now been found not guilty.

The retrial will take place at Mold Crown Court starting on Monday, December 17.