Man In Court Over Jade Clark Death Crash

A man's due in court again charged after the death of Jade Clark in a crash near Ringwood.

Brian Hampton, aged 58 from Kent, is accused of causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.

16-year-old Jade died after a crash involving a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath, ten miles north of Bournemouth, at 8.23pm on Sunday February 24.

Hampton was arrested at his home in Ashford, Kent last week and police seized a car. He is due before Bourenmouth Magistrates again today.

Inspector Matt Butler, of the Dorset Police traffic unit, said: "Following a thorough investigation I can now confirm that the arrested man has been charged.

"I would like to express my personal gratitude to the local community and the media for the huge amount of support that has been shown to this investigation.

"It would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.''