Man, 25, charged over fatal crash near Bournemouth Airport

A MAN from Poole has been charged after a crash which killed a 16-year-old boy in Christchurch.

The incident, involving a Honda Civic and the boy, happened at around 9.30pm on Friday (June 30) on Parley Lane, near Bournemouth Airport.

Officers and the ambulance service attended, but sadly, the 16-year-old pedestrian died at the scene.

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

Both have been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Following further enquiries, a 25-year-old Poole man was arrested and he has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving without valid insurance.

He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court today (July 3), Dorset Police said.

PC Michelle Underwood, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the boy who sadly died at this immensely difficult time and officers are continuing to do all they can to support them.

“Our investigation remains ongoing and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police, or anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230102047. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.