Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Boy dies after Headbourne Worthy moto-cross accident

A 16-year-old boy has died after being injured at a moto-cross event in Hampshire at the weekend.

The teenager, named locally as Bradley Hooper, from Farnham in Surrey, suffered serious injuries at Down Farm in Headbourne Worthy, near Winchester.

He collided with another rider, a 15-year-old boy, also from Farnham, who remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police said they were investigating the crash on Sunday morning.

A Facebook page has been set up in memory of Brad named after his race number, 23.

Steve Dixon, from Bike It Yamaha, who organises the British Grand Prix at Matterley estate near Winchester, posted: "Such a tragedy and a huge loss for all the family of Brad, our condolences."

The boys were among 200 riders taking part in a day's racing.

They were riding a practice session to familiarise them with the course.

Bradley was taken to hospital via air ambulance but later died from his injuries.

A Hampshire police spokesman said his family had been informed.

Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or captured footage of the crash or the bikes prior to it.

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