Portsmouth man charged with causing wife’s death by dangerous driving

Ashley Fairley
Ashley Fairley

Cross-county thief facing six and a half years in jail

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A MAN has been charged with causing the death of his 20-year-old wife by dangerous driving.

Ashley Fairley was riding pillion on a green Kawasaki motorbike that collided with a Ford Focus at the junction of Eastern Road and Airport Service Road in Portsmouth.

She was taken to hospital following the crash, which happened at about 6.40pm on January 21, where she later died.

Husband Kristof Fairley, 27, of London Road, Portsmouth, has now been charged with causing Ashley’s death by dangerous driving.

He is also accused of causing death by driving a vehicle while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured.

Mr Fairley has been released on bail.

He is due to appear before magistrates next month.

As reported in The News, Ashley had been living in Kingsclere Avenue, Leigh Park, and moved with her husband to Portsmouth about a month before she died. The pair got married in August.

Ashley had attended The Harbour School in Cosham and then Portsmouth College where she studied psychology.

She was an animal lover, interested in wicca and had an online blog.