Family pays tribute to Billy Lardner, 16, who died after Christchurch crash

THE family of a teenager tragically killed in a crash in Christchurch have paid tribute to ‘the best son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend’.

Billy Lardner sadly died after a crash on Parley Lane, near Bournemouth Airport, after a crash at around 9.30pm on Friday night (June 30).

The 16-year-old’s family has now paid tribute to the teen.

“Billy has left a hole in our heart that we will never fill, 16 years of fun, laughter and unforgettable memories,” they said.

“The best son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, bar none.”

Dorset Police officers are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of the collision.

An 18-year-old man from Wales who was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and a 39-year-old woman from Ferndown who was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the collision remain on police bail.

A 25-year-old Poole man who was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving without valid insurance appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 3) and is next due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday, August 3.