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Police seek man after boy, 12, killed and five hurt in hit-and-run


Police have released the name of a man they want to speak to after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a "deliberate" hit-and-run outside a school in Essex.

Terry Glover, 51, is being sought by police in connection with the incident, Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman told reporters.

Ms Harman said police are working to establish if it was connected to an earlier incident.

Officers were called just after 3.20pm to reports a number of pedestrians had been involved in the collision in Loughton.

Police have launched a murder investigation as they hunt the driver, who failed to stop at the scene.


Five other casualties were reported but none are believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

Those injured were two 15-year-old boys, a 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman.

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Police believe all the teenagers are pupils at Debden Park High School on Willingale Road.

Officers are still trying to trace the vehicle, a silver Ford KA with the registration number LS08 OKW.

Image: Forensic officers have been at the scene where the boy was hit by the vehicle

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Kirby of the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate said: "This has been a truly shocking incident and my deepest sympathies are with all those involved.

"I 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."

Helen Gascoyne, head of Debden Park High School, said in a statement: "As a school and a community we are devastated to say that as a result of the incident in Willingale Road this afternoon, it is with great sadness that we must report that a 12 year [old] student from our school has sadly died.

"Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected. As a school we continue to work with the police supporting the ongoing investigation. The school will be open tomorrow with a number of counsellors on hand to support our community."

We are trying to locate and find a Silver Ford KA which is likely to have damage to the front of the car. If you have seen this, know where it is or believe you can help please urgently contact @EssexPoliceUK on #999 quoting inc- 0726 – #thanks #loughton

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