Man arrested after boy, 7, killed in crash in Kent

todayDecember 7, 2023

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Man arrested after boy, 7, killed in crash in Kent

A man has been arrested after a seven-year-old boy died in a crash involving two vehicles in Kent.

The 49-year-old, from Dymchurch, was detained on Thursday afternoon and remains in custody.

William Brown died at the scene after the collision, which took place at around 5.35pm on Wednesday on the A259 Sandgate Esplanade near its junction with Prospect Road in Folkestone.

The two vehicles involved were an unidentified car or van and a red Citroen car, police said.

Police and ambulance crews attended the incident, but, despite efforts to save his life, he was pronounced dead.

William’s father earlier appealed to the driver to hand themselves in to police.

Fighting back tears, Mr Brown said in a video recorded in his son’s bedroom: “At 5.35pm last night, Wednesday, December 6, we lost our son who was hit in a hit-and-run trying to collect his football.

“If you have any information at all, any inkling, or anything you saw when you drove past, or anything at all.

At one point, Mr Brown held up his son’s football shirt.

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