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Jade Clark's family 'memorial' mobility scooter stolen

Colin Pidgley and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The mobility scooter was donated to Colin Pidgley by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

A mobility scooter donated in memory of a teenager killed in a road crash has been stolen.

Jade Clark, 16, died in February 2013 in a collision on the A31 in Dorset.

Her grandfather Colin Pidgley was given a mobility scooter by Ringwood Young Firefighters Association in her honour in June 2013.

It was stolen from his house in Stanfield Road, Poole, on Saturday night.

Linda Pidgley, Jade's grandmother, said: "It isn't so much the scooter it is what it means, especially with the plaque on the front. It says it was donated in memory of Jade Clark.

"It took me right back there, to that horrible night.

"My husband was proud to go down the street on the scooter, it was so special and we hoped it would always stay in the family."

Jade, who had been riding a moped, was hit by a car being driven by Brian Hampton, of Shadoxhurst, Kent, in February 2013. Hampton was jailed for six years for causing death by careless driving.

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