Dorset

Jade Clark hit-and-run death: Reward increased

A Volvo XC90
Image caption Police issued this image of a Volvo XC90 and have said they are looking for a light coloured vehicle

A reward of £15,000 is being offered as police continue to hunt for a hit-and-run driver thought to have killed a 16-year-old girl in Dorset.

Jade Clark died when her moped was involved in a collision on the A31 at Ringwood at 20:23 GMT on 24 February.

Local businesses have added £10,000 to the initial reward fund.

Dorset Police believe she was hit by a light-coloured Volvo XC90 and have been carrying out checks on all such vehicles.

Image caption The teenager was a member of Hampshire's Young Firefighters' Association

Detectives said most checks were being carried out locally but some had been made in other areas of the country.

The driver fled the scene and has not yet been found.

Insp Matt Butler said: "The continued support of the local community shows just how much the news of Jade's death has affected people all over the country.

"Jade's family have been totally devastated by their loss, understandably, but the manner of their loss makes it so much worse.

"Therefore it is essential that, for the family, we find the Volvo XC90 to try and give them some peace."

Police had said "a number of vehicles" were involved in the collision but they believed the Volvo struck the moped first and would have sustained front-end damage.

A post-mortem examination showed Jade died from severe head injuries after being hit by a number of vehicles.

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