Jade Clark moped death: Jailed driver Brian Hampton appeals sentence

Jade Clark and Brian Hampton
Image caption Jade Clark was hit by Brian Hampton on the A31 in Dorset on 24 February

A banned driver jailed for causing the death of a 16-year-old moped rider is appealing against his sentence.

Jade Clark, from Ringwood, Hampshire, was hit by 58-year-old Brian Hampton on the A31 in Dorset on 24 February.

Hampton, who admitted causing death by careless driving and was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, was jailed for six years last month.

His case will be heard at the Court of Appeal on a date to be fixed. He is not appealing against his conviction.

Hampton, of Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst in Kent, was banned for drink driving at the time of the collision and lied to his wife and the garage where he had his car repaired in a bid to avoid detection.

Image caption Police ruled out more than 1,000 Volvo XC90s before finding Hampton's car

The railway health and safety consultant claimed he had not known anything about the crash until he was arrested a month later.

During his trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Hampton said he told his wife his Volvo XC90 had broken down, rather than having been damaged, because he did not want a row with her.

He also admitted that he lied to a garage by telling them the damage was caused by hitting a deer.

Hampton was arrested by police who spent several weeks visiting all the UK's registered keepers of Volvo XC90s.

They ruled out more than 1,000 vehicles registered between 2003 and 2007 before finding Hampton's car.

Hampton, who also admitted driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, was given a two-year sentence for causing death by careless driving and four years for perverting the course of justice, with the sentences to run consecutively.

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