Arrest after boy, 16, killed in crash near Bournemouth Airport

A TEENAGER died after being hit by a car near Bournemouth Airport.

The tragic crash happened on Parley Lane, Christchurch, at around 9.37pm last night (June 30).

Police said a 16-year-old boy from the area sadly passed away at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

Officers are now investigating and have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

Inspector Craig Tatton, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “Tragically, a young person has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I would urge any witnesses to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything relevant on dashcam footage.

“We are aware that the current road closure has a large impact at the location and I am very grateful for everyone’s patience while it is necessary to stay in place to enable us to gather all required evidence.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to or by calling 101, quoting incident number 30:705.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.