Officers are seeking information and dashcam footage following a fatal collision involving a child pedestrian in Folkestone.

The collision 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, an unidentified car or van and a red Citroen car.

The unidentified vehicle left the scene in the direction of Hythe, prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Police and ambulance crews attended and the child, a seven-year-old boy, was confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw either the victim or vehicles in the moments leading up to it, is 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.