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Loughton school crash: Man arrested after fatal collision

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Murder investigation launched after boy, 12, hit by car near school

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his auto mounted the pavement outside a secondary school in Essex, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring five other children.

A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital after the collision near Debden High School, where he died of his injuries.

Earlier this afternoon Essex Police confirmed they are at the scene, on Twitter they said: 'We are now at the scene of a serious collision on Willingale Road, #Loughton.

Essex Police stated 2 15- year-old children, a 13- year-old kid, a woman of 16 and also a 53- year-old woman have actually been both dealt with on the scene or hurried to health center complying with the distressing occurrence.

We are releasing the name of a man we want to speak to in connection with this investigation.

Officers are also trying to trace a silver Ford Ka, with the registration LS08 OKW, believed to have been involved in the crash in Willingale Road.

Anyone with information about Mr Glover's whereabouts or vehicle at this moment is asked to call 999 and quote the incident number 726 of Monday 2 December.

"We would like to thank the many members of the public who have called us with information and spoken to our officers, as well as those who provided crucial medical assistance at the scene".

A statement on the school's website said: 'There has been a serious road traffic incident tonight on Willingale Road involving some students from our school.

Harman explained: "We responded to reports of a serious collision on Willingale Road shortly after 3.20pm today".

'Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected.

'The school will be open tomorrow with a number of counsellors on hand to support our community'.

The area remains cordoned off amid a large emergency services presence.

It is believed all the teenagers were pupils at the high school.

An officer could be seen going door to door in the streets nearby.

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