Investigators are continuing to appeal for information following a fatal collision involving a child pedestrian in Folkestone.

The incident happened at around 5.35pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023, on the A259 Sandgate Esplanade near its junction with Prospect Road. It involved two vehicles a grey Peugeot van and a red Citroen car. The van left the scene prior to the arrival of emergency services. Police and ambulance crews attended and the child, seven-year-old William Brown, was confirmed deceased at the scene.

At around 5.15pm on Thursday 7 December, a local man was arrested in Dymchurch on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and perverting the course of justice. The 49-year-old was later bailed to return to the police station on 6 March 2004, pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the police, are urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting reference MM/DGC/130/23. You can also email

Drivers are also asked to check dashcams or CCTV for any footage that may assist the investigation. This includes footage in the area prior to and after the incident. Footage can be submitted here:

By Ed

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