A BOY who had been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash on a pit bike at a Poole recreation ground has died.

As reported, Dorset Police received a report in relation to the collision involving a teenage boy on a pit bike on the recreation ground between Poole Rugby Football Club and the Turlin Moor estate in the Blandford Road area at around 10.45pm on Monday, October 19.

Officers attended, along with the ambulance service. The 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

In a statement issued on the evening of Friday, October 23, Dorset Police said: "Very sadly, he died from his injuries on Friday, October 23, at Southampton hospital. His family is aware."

Police Sergeant Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the boy’s family and loved ones at this very difficult time.”

It was reported that the pit bike was involved in a collision with metal railings. When officers arrived at the scene, the pit bike was not there. It was located on the afternoon of Tuesday 20 October 2020.

Two local boys, aged 13 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Police said they have now been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Sergeant Tatton added: “I would like to renew our appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55200157516. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.