A FORMER teacher denies he was driving dangerously when he caused the deaths of a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger.

Gary Lillis, of Hopton Drive, Kidderminster, admits two counts of causing death by careless driving but denies two counts of causing death by dangerous driving at his trial at Worcester Crown Court.

The 62-year-old was turning right in his Citroen into Otherton Lane from the A44 at Cotheridge near Worcester when he crashed into a motorcycle, killing Dean Turvey and his partner Emma Aldridge.

The crash occurred at around 1.40pm on October 15, 2017. From the junction Lillis would have had between seven and eight seconds before impact to see a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.

Yesterday PC Karl Lacey confirmed in the witness box that Lillis had no previous convictions, no reprimands, warnings or cautions.

The case is being prosecuted by Donald Tait.

Harry Bowyer is representing Lillis. The trial is being heard by Judge Martin Jackson.

The trial continues.