A motorist has been charged by officers investigating a fatal collision involving a child pedestrian in Folkestone. The incident happened on 6 December 2023, on the A259 Sandgate Esplanade and involved two vehicles, a grey Peugeot van and a red Citroen car. The van is reported to have left the scene prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Police and ambulance crews attended and the child, seven-year-old William Brown, was confirmed deceased at the scene. A man was arrested on the following day and was subsequently bailed pending further enquiries by Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

On Saturday 11 May 2024, a man from St Mary’s Bay, was charged with failing to stop following a collision. He was also charged with driving without insurance as it is alleged that, at the time of the collision, although there was insurance in force for the vehicle, it was being driven outside the terms of that policy. The man aged 49, was bailed to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 24 May.

By Ed

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