A TEENAGER has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following an alleged hit-and-run on a Southampton housing estate.

Richard Smith, 19, of no fixed address, also faces allegations of perverting the course of justice, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

The charges follow an incident on Millbrook estate in August in which 19-year-old Mike Chapman was seriously injured.

Three other people also face trial at Southampton Crown Court in connection with the incident.

Richard Harris, 20, of no fixed address, Lee Cooper, 18, of Hillyfields, Nursling, and a 17-year-old Southampton youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are all charged with violent disorder, along with Smith.

Charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice against all four defendants were withdrawn by the prosecution on Tuesday, during a brief hearing before Southampton magistrates.

Smith, Harris and Cooper were all remanded in custody until October 31, when crown court committal proceedings are due to take place.

The 17-year-old was granted bail, despite objections from the Crown Prosecution Service and Shirley police.

Mr Chapman, who is now 20, of Cuckmere Lane, Millbrook, spent seven weeks undergoing surgery for his injuries in Southampton General Hospital after the incident.