THE funeral of a 16-year-old girl killed as she rode her scooter along the A31 last month will be held next week.

Police said yesterday that Jade Clark would be remembered in a service at Bournemouth Crematorium on Friday, March 22, at 3pm.

A post on Facebook said mourners were being encouraged to wear a combination of black and pink.

Police are still hunting for the driver of a light-coloured Volvo XC90 who failed to stop at the scene of the collision on Sunday February 24.

The tragic teenager was struck by the Volvo as she rode her red scooter along the dual carriageway near Ashley Heath.

Yesterday, following a call from a member of the public, police were seen inspecting a silver Volvo XC90 with some damage to the side of the vehicle in the car park of the Village gym, near Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The officers were on the scene within minutes of being informed of the vehicle and spent some time checking over the car.

But after a brief visit inside the hotel, the specialist officers confirmed this was not the car they were looking for.

A £5,000 reward has been put up for information that leads to an arrest and charge with the investigation now being handled by Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team and Traffic Department.

A dedicated team of officers have begun visiting all registered owners of Volvo XC90s and as of last week, more than 300 vehicles had been eliminated in over six counties.

Police can now reveal they are searching for a Volvo XC90 registered between 2003 and 2007, including vehicles with 52 to 57 plates and personalised registration plates.

They believe the vehicle would have suffered front-end damage during the |accident.

Anyone with information should Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.