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Banned driver loses appeal against his sentence

Brian Hampton Credit: Dorset Police

A banned driver jailed for causing the death of a 16-year-old moped rider from Ringwood has lost an appeal against his sentence. Jade Clark was hit by 58-year-old Brian Hampton on the A31 in February last year.

Hampton, who admitted causing death by careless driving and was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, was jailed for six years. Today, three judges at the Court of Appeal said he deserves every day of the sentence.

Driver jailed over Jade Clark's death appealing sentence

A driver jailed for six years over the death of a teenager is appealing his sentence.

Brian Hampton was convicted of causing death by careless driving and perverting the course of justice.

It's after he knocked 16-year-old Jade Clark off her moped on the A31 in Hampshire last February and then tried to cover up his crime.

Jade Clark was killed after being knocked off her moped on the A31 Credit: ITV Meridian

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Mother demands A31 speed limit cut after Jade's death

A woman whose daughter was killed as she rode her moped on a notorious stretch of road in Hampshire has organised a petition calling for the speed limit on that road to be cut.

Sixteen-year-old Jade Clark was just 16 when she died on the A31 at Ringwood on the 24th February 2013. Her mother says if the speed limit had been reduced from 70 to 50 miles per hour between the Burley junction and the Ashley Heath roundabout, then Jade might have survived.

Last year, the government said that only three per cent of the accidents on the road were due to speeding and the limit would not be reduced. Martin Dowse reports.

Mother pays tribute to daughter after crash

Jade Clark Credit: Meridian

Jade Clark, 16, died from head injuries when she was knocked off her moped on the A31 between the Verwood slip road and the Ashley Heath roundabout on February 24.

Jade's mother, Sharon, said her daughter was 'wonderful'. Speaking to the press for the first time since the accident, she said Jade was a lovely young lady with a large group of friends, and words could not describe how much everyone missed her.

Mother remembers her 'wonderful' daughter

The family of a young girl who died after a collision on the A31 has issued a tribute to the media.

The incident, in which a red moped collided with a Volvo XC90, happened at 8.23pm on Sunday February 24 2013 on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout.

Jade's mother, Sharon, said her daughter was 'wonderful'.

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Motorist guilty of perverting the course of justice

A motorist who tried to cover up his role in the death of a teenager - by telling a string of lies - has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Brian Hampton from Kent knocked sixteen year old Jade Clark off her moped on the A31 near Ringwood on the 24th of February.

Afterwards - he lied to his wife, police and the garage that fixed his car - to hide any connection between him and the accident.Martin Dowse reports.

Picture of killer driver Brian Hampton

Brian Hampton has been jailed for six years Credit: Dorset Police

Brian Hampton, from Kent, has been jailed for six years over the death of Jade Clark on A31 in Ringwood.

He knocked the teenager off her moped and tried to cover up his crime.

Sentencing him at Bournemouth Crown Court Judge Wiggs told him: "You killed a young girl who was driving her moped.

"You were very fortunate not to be charged with causing death by careless driving.

"It could be argued that your driving fell far below the standards of a competent and careful driver.

"This is a bad case of causing death by careless driving."

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