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Man charged in Jade Clark investigation
A MAN is due in court this morning charged over the crash that killed 16-year-old Jade Clark on the A31.
Police investigating her death charged a man last night with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.
Jade was in a collision with a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath last month.
She died at the scene from a severe head injury.
Brian Hampton, 58, from Kent, was arrested in the Ashford area at around 10am on Thursday. A Volvo XC90 was also seized.
He was charged on Friday with the three motoring offences and is due to appear before Bournemouth magistrates this morning.
The new came hours after Jade's family laid her to rest at Bournemouth Crematorium.
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.”
Following the tragedy, which happened at 8.23pm on February 24, officers launched an extensive search for a Volvo XC90.
The joint investigation between the force’s major crime investigation team and the traffic unit saw more than 1,000 vehicles were eliminated by investigators.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 24:393 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.