A MAN will stand trial next year after appearing in court to deny causing the death by careless driving of a 13-year-old boy when he crashed a £1.2 million Ferrari.

Matthew Cobden, 38, of Long Lodge Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, appeared at Winchester Crown Court in connection with the crash which killed Alexander Worth.

The collision happened after Cobden had been unloading the Ferrari F50 for a photoshoot for Evo supercar magazine in North Warnborough, Hampshire, on August 22 last year.

It is alleged that when Alexander, of Kings Worthy, near Winchester, asked if he could take a photograph of the car, Cobden offered to take him for a ride.

The short journey ended when the mid-1990s supercar crashed into fencing. Alexander was killed and Cobden was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident. A trial date was set for Monday February 19, a court official said.