At 5.28pm on Sunday 22 October 2023, a white Yamaha 125 motorcycle and a second motorcycle were travelling along Carpenters Lane towards Hadlow, when the Yamaha was involved in a collision with a silver DAF horsebox van being driven in the opposite direction towards Shipbourne.

The incident happened just prior to the junction with High House Lane and the bike rider along with his passenger suffered serious injuries. Both were taken to a London hospital, where the 17-year-old boy is in a critical condition and the 15-year-old boy remains in a serious but stable condition.

The second motorcyclist failed to stop at the scene and the rider, an 18-year-old man, has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is carrying out enquiries and officers are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or has relevant dashcam or CCTV footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information should call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538, or email, quoting reference SM/JM/115/23.

Drivers with dashcam and residents with CCTV that may assist can upload the footage here.

By Ed

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