Jade death: Kent man in court

A man has been charged after the death of moped rider Jade Clark.

Court case: Man denies causing death of Jade Clark

by Martin Dowse

A man has denied causing the death of a sixteen-year-old moped rider by careless driving.

Jade Clark died in a hit and run last month on the A31 near Ringwood. News of Brian Hampton's arrest came just hours before her funeral on Friday.

The fifty-eight year-old man from Kent, entered a 'not guilty' plea via video link on the morning of Monday 25 March 2013. Martin Dowse reports.

Not guilty plea over teenager's death

The man accused of causing the death of Dorset teenager Jade Clark has appeared in court via videolink. Brian Hampton, a 58-year-old man from Ashford in Kent, has been charged with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.

He was asked for a plea on the charge of causing death by careless driving. He pleaded not guilty. He will appear at in court in a few weeks' time for the case to be committed to Crown Court.

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Man charged after Jade's death

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision have charged a man with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.

Sixteen-year-old Jade Clark was struck by a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath on Sunday February 24.

She died at the scene as a result of a severe head injury. Brian Hampton, a 58-year-old Kent man, was arrested at an address in the Ashford area. A Volvo XC90 was also seized.

Hampton was charged this evening with three offences – causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified. He will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Saturday, March 23.

Man arrested over Jade's death

Police investigating the crash on the A31 in which 16-year-old girl died have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop following a collision. Officers also seized a vehicle they believe to have been involved.

Jade Clark was struck by a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath at 8.23pm on Sunday 24th February. A 58-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Kent area yesterday morning.

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