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.
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.
Detectives who tracked down a driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old - after knocking her off her moped - say if it wasn't for a tiny fragment of his car found at the scene, he would not have been caught. Martin Dowse reports.
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.
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.
Driver Brian Hampton has been jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice after trying to cover up the crash which killed teenager Jade Clark. For the charge of death by careless driving he was sentenced to two years in prison.