Driver Brian Hampton to appeal against sentence after death of Jade Clark on A31

Daily Echo: Jade Clark death crash driver to appeal against sentence Jade Clark death crash driver to appeal against sentence

THE man who killed a Hamsphire teenager in a hit and run crash will appeal his six-year sentence today.

Health and safety executive Brian Hampton was jailed in October last year after being convicted of perverting the course of justice following the crash which claimed Jade Clark's life.

But he will appear before the Court of Appeal in London in an attempt to overturn his sentence, although not his conviction.

The former paramedic, 58, was found guilty by a jury after just 51 minutes of deliberations at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Daily Echo:

He was sent to prison for causing the crash and then attempting to evade justice.

Hairdresser Jade,f rom Ringwood, was just 16 when she was killed after being struck by Hampton’s Volvo XC90 as she travelled along the A31 near Ringwood on the evening of February 24 last year.

The father-of-two, of Hornash Lane in Shadoxhurst, near Ashford, stopped briefly before driving off and leaving Jade exposed to fast-moving traffic.

He later arranged for the damage caused to his car in the collision to be repaired at a garage in Kent, but didn’t turn himself in, leading to a month-long hunt by police officers before his eventual arrest on March 21.

Daily Echo: Jade Clark

Hampton pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

Judge Samuel Wiggs sentenced him to four years for perverting the course of justice and two for death by dangerous driving.

In January, the Daily Echo reported that Jade’s devastated family have collected over a thousand signatures calling for the speed limit on the A31 to be reduced.

Mum Sharon, 42, said she was “disgusted” to hear that Hampton was appealing his sentence.

“I felt so sick,” she said.

A spokesperson from the court said Hampton’s case will be heard at around 10am before a full court.

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7:24am Thu 27 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Not a hope in HELL ! He hit her left her for dead and drove off . INCREASE HIS SENTENCE .
Not a hope in HELL ! He hit her left her for dead and drove off . INCREASE HIS SENTENCE . SPIKEISLANDTRADER

7:36am Thu 27 Feb 14

KSO16R says...

Yes increase it!
Yes increase it! KSO16R

7:43am Thu 27 Feb 14

Ozmosis says...

Agreed - double it as it's unduly lenient
Agreed - double it as it's unduly lenient Ozmosis

8:16am Thu 27 Feb 14

Vix1 says...

What a scumbag! Clearly he has no conscience! I can't believe he would even contemplate it. Nutter!!
What a scumbag! Clearly he has no conscience! I can't believe he would even contemplate it. Nutter!! Vix1

8:17am Thu 27 Feb 14

Vars1234 says...

He was already banned, he failed to stop and he perverted the course of justice.... Definitely more!!!
He was already banned, he failed to stop and he perverted the course of justice.... Definitely more!!! Vars1234

8:42am Thu 27 Feb 14

THEKILLER says...

Should be increased, but won't be as it's within the sentence guidelines very few sentences are increased so he is on a no lose appeal just cost more to pay for his appeal.
Should be increased, but won't be as it's within the sentence guidelines very few sentences are increased so he is on a no lose appeal just cost more to pay for his appeal. THEKILLER

10:42am Thu 27 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

How this moron only got 6 years is beyond me. Another court failure in the UK.
How this moron only got 6 years is beyond me. Another court failure in the UK. camerajuan

10:43am Thu 27 Feb 14

Bob Barnes says...

Agree with all of your comments string him up eye for an eye
Agree with all of your comments string him up eye for an eye Bob Barnes

11:42am Thu 27 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

There are obviously mitigating circumstances that he/his legal team feel should be heard by an appeal panel, as is his right.
Personally I feel that a six year sentence would have been harsh if he were not already banned, had not left the scene, had attempted to help his victim, had called the emergency services, had not tried to avoid detection. So taking all of those 'mitigating circumstances' into account, his appeal should be thrown out and his lenient sentence be increased.I would be furious if this was my child who had their life ended by such a callous and deceitful individual.
There are obviously mitigating circumstances that he/his legal team feel should be heard by an appeal panel, as is his right. Personally I feel that a six year sentence would have been harsh if he were not already banned, had not left the scene, had attempted to help his victim, had called the emergency services, had not tried to avoid detection. So taking all of those 'mitigating circumstances' into account, his appeal should be thrown out and his lenient sentence be increased.I would be furious if this was my child who had their life ended by such a callous and deceitful individual. SwedeSaint

12:18pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Jed2014 says...

Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at -

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/56314

If you feel strongly enough please sign it.
Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at - http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/56314 If you feel strongly enough please sign it. Jed2014

12:59pm Thu 27 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

He should get a minimum of life!
He should get a minimum of life! 03alpe01

1:19pm Thu 27 Feb 14

From the sidelines says...

Jed2014 wrote:
Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at -

http://epetitions.di

rect.gov.uk/petition

s/56314

If you feel strongly enough please sign it.
It will have no effect.
[quote][p][bold]Jed2014[/bold] wrote: Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at - http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/56314 If you feel strongly enough please sign it.[/p][/quote]It will have no effect. From the sidelines

1:23pm Thu 27 Feb 14

From the sidelines says...

Given the usual tone on these comments pages, I wonder what the sentiment would have been, had she been riding a bicycle, rather than a moped.
Given the usual tone on these comments pages, I wonder what the sentiment would have been, had she been riding a bicycle, rather than a moped. From the sidelines

1:25pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Buntylicious says...

His legal team should be ashamed of themselves, no doubt this will be funded by Legal Aid, paid for by the honest British Taxpayer. Leeches.
His legal team should be ashamed of themselves, no doubt this will be funded by Legal Aid, paid for by the honest British Taxpayer. Leeches. Buntylicious

3:50pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wwozzer says...

If he had any decency left in him then when his legal team advised he had grounds to appeal he should have refused it and just got on with the porridge.

But then I don't expect someone who could drive while disqualified and uninsured, hit a motorcyclist and leave someones child to die in the road, then run away and and lie to try to save his own skin........to have a shred of decency anyway!

I'd like to think he'll spend every day of his sentence being roughly bummed in the showers but judging by the pic that's unlikely.
If he had any decency left in him then when his legal team advised he had grounds to appeal he should have refused it and just got on with the porridge. But then I don't expect someone who could drive while disqualified and uninsured, hit a motorcyclist and leave someones child to die in the road, then run away and and lie to try to save his own skin........to have a shred of decency anyway! I'd like to think he'll spend every day of his sentence being roughly bummed in the showers but judging by the pic that's unlikely. wwozzer

4:23pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RomseyKeith says...

The appeal has been denied. Some measure of justice (although still far too lenient for all the reasons mentioned already).
The appeal has been denied. Some measure of justice (although still far too lenient for all the reasons mentioned already). RomseyKeith

9:31pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

ROT , Mr Hampton you deserved DOUBLE the sentence , and now at least you are off the streets until you finish your sentence . Thank you Judges for sticking to the sentence
ROT , Mr Hampton you deserved DOUBLE the sentence , and now at least you are off the streets until you finish your sentence . Thank you Judges for sticking to the sentence SPIKEISLANDTRADER

9:34pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Jed2014 wrote:
Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at -

http://epetitions.di

rect.gov.uk/petition

s/56314

If you feel strongly enough please sign it.
Thank you signed and hopefully made the judges THINK .
[quote][p][bold]Jed2014[/bold] wrote: Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at - http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/56314 If you feel strongly enough please sign it.[/p][/quote]Thank you signed and hopefully made the judges THINK . SPIKEISLANDTRADER

11:37am Fri 28 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

Jed2014 wrote:
Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at -

http://epetitions.di

rect.gov.uk/petition

s/56314

If you feel strongly enough please sign it.
I don't see why we should be able to petition against the decision in an individual case. It's mob rule, effectively. A petition to have sentencing guidelines reviewed, yes. But I'm not comfortable with the justice system being run by a mob baying for blood.
[quote][p][bold]Jed2014[/bold] wrote: Not sure if everyone is aware but there is an E-petition against this appeal at - http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/56314 If you feel strongly enough please sign it.[/p][/quote]I don't see why we should be able to petition against the decision in an individual case. It's mob rule, effectively. A petition to have sentencing guidelines reviewed, yes. But I'm not comfortable with the justice system being run by a mob baying for blood. gilbertratchet

11:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

03alpe01 wrote:
He should get a minimum of life!
Why? It's a horrible crime, and his actions are despicable, but it's not like he deliberately killed the poor girl. You're being riled up by a newspaper, don't let it cloud your judgement.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: He should get a minimum of life![/p][/quote]Why? It's a horrible crime, and his actions are despicable, but it's not like he deliberately killed the poor girl. You're being riled up by a newspaper, don't let it cloud your judgement. gilbertratchet

11:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

wwozzer wrote:
If he had any decency left in him then when his legal team advised he had grounds to appeal he should have refused it and just got on with the porridge.

But then I don't expect someone who could drive while disqualified and uninsured, hit a motorcyclist and leave someones child to die in the road, then run away and and lie to try to save his own skin........to have a shred of decency anyway!

I'd like to think he'll spend every day of his sentence being roughly bummed in the showers but judging by the pic that's unlikely.
You enjoy the idea of brutal sodomy? Odd.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: If he had any decency left in him then when his legal team advised he had grounds to appeal he should have refused it and just got on with the porridge. But then I don't expect someone who could drive while disqualified and uninsured, hit a motorcyclist and leave someones child to die in the road, then run away and and lie to try to save his own skin........to have a shred of decency anyway! I'd like to think he'll spend every day of his sentence being roughly bummed in the showers but judging by the pic that's unlikely.[/p][/quote]You enjoy the idea of brutal sodomy? Odd. gilbertratchet

11:40am Sat 1 Mar 14

charrlee says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
He should get a minimum of life!
Why? It's a horrible crime, and his actions are despicable, but it's not like he deliberately killed the poor girl. You're being riled up by a newspaper, don't let it cloud your judgement.
Personally, I, and most others it would seem, believe the sum total of what he did, and the outcome, to be as bad as murder.

6 years (less with remission) for what he did is not justice.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: He should get a minimum of life![/p][/quote]Why? It's a horrible crime, and his actions are despicable, but it's not like he deliberately killed the poor girl. You're being riled up by a newspaper, don't let it cloud your judgement.[/p][/quote]Personally, I, and most others it would seem, believe the sum total of what he did, and the outcome, to be as bad as murder. 6 years (less with remission) for what he did is not justice. charrlee

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