Loughton school crash: Man arrested after fatal collision

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

Speaking at a press conference, she said the force believed the collision "was deliberate", and had therefore launched a murder investigation.

A 12-year-old boy was killed, two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, one 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were injured when a vehicle jumped the sidewalk in front of a secondary school in Essex.

"A 12-year-old local boy was taken to hospital, where he sadly died", Essex Police said in a statement.

Police launched a murder investigation following the incident near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, just after 3.20pm yesterday.

In a statement they stated they're helping Essex Police and also the East of England Ambulance Service after many people have actually been anxious in a freeway website visitors crash.

Essex Police have thanked the public for helping at the scene and said they were searching for a silver Ford KA which is likely to have damage to the front.

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Head teacher Helen Gascoyne said she was "devastated" to confirm the boy who died was a student at the school. "We are investigating whether or not this incident may be connected to another incident nearby".

A number of people have been injured in a serious crash outside a secondary school.

Inspector Rob Brettell said the case is likely to be a "prolonged and serious investigation" and has urged witnesses to come forward with any information or dash cam footage. At least three of the teenagers were thought to be pupils at the school. The boy's death was confirmed by police around 7:15 pm.

They were either treated at scene or were taken to hospital following the incident.

Armed police could be seen outside a home on the corner of Newmans Lane and Hatfields in Loughton, where neighbours said Glover lived alone.

She said: "Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected".

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