THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a businessman accused of causing the death of a 13-year-old Hampshire boy in a crash involving a £1.2 million Ferrari.

Matthew Cobden, 39, is on trial at Winchester Crown Court where he denies causing the death by careless driving of Alexander Worth in North Warnborough, Hampshire, in 2016.

The trial has heard that Cobden, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, offered the Kings Worthy teenager a ride in the Ferrari F50.

But the car hit a fence post, flipping it and throwing the pair, who were not wearing seatbelts, from the supercar.

The defence claim the car had a latent defect causing it to accelerate uncontrollably while the prosecution say it was driver error.

The jury has been sent home to continue its deliberations on Thursday.