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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.

Man dies and another in hospital after collision on A31

A motorcyclist has died and another is in a serious condition in hospital following a collision on the A31 near Ringwood.

The two men came off their bikes yesterday evening at 6:15pm when they hit a horse, which also sadly died.

The men were taken to hospital but one of the men died of his injuries.

An investigation is underway to find out how the horse got onto the busy road.

500 bikers to ride-out in memory of Jade

Up to five hundred bikers are expected to come together to remember a teenager killed on a Hampshire road. Jade Clark from Ringwood was riding her moped on the A31 in February when she was involved in a crash.

Today motorcyclists are planning to ride in convoy along the M3, the M27 and the A31 in memory of the 16-year-old who was a member of the Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood.

The ride will start at Farnborough at 9am and pick up other riders on the way to Ringwood Rugby Club.


Call for lower limit on fatal road

The Highways Agency is being urged to reclassify a road in Dorset where a 16-year-old girl died.

Councillors want to see the speed limit reduced on the A31 where Jade Clark was killed while riding on her scooter.

Police investigating the accident near Ringwood are continuing their efforts to find a Volvo which may have been involved. A £5,000 reward has been offered for information.

Police quiz 700 Volvo drivers

Police hunting for the driver involved in the hit-and-run death of a teenage girl in Dorset have now spoken to more than 700 people who drive similar cars.

Jade Clark, who was 16, was killed while riding her scooter on the A31 near Ringwood last month. Detectives have been speaking to hundreds of Volvo XC90 owners to eliminate them from the investigation. A £5,000 pound reward has been offered for information.

New appeal over fatal collision

Police are trying to trace the driver of a Volvo XC90 similar to the one pictured here Credit: Dorset Police

Police investigating a collision which claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

The incident happened at 8.23pm on Sunday to the collision on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout.

The rider of a red scooter Jade Clark, of Ringwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One vehicle which may have been involved in the collision– a Volvo XC90 – left the scene before police arrived.

Traffic Inspector Matt Butler said: “The front of the vehicle will be damaged. If anyone is aware of a Volvo XC90 which has sustained damage or has been repaired in the last few days, they should call police urgently.

Witnesses can call call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 24:393.

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