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‘I saw him go under the car’: Hit-and-run survivor describes moment of fatal crash

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A teenager who was hurt in the Essex hit-and-run attack has described the moment he saw the car fatally hit a 12-year-old boy.

Alfie Barnes, 15, told Sky News he witnessed victim Harley Watson "going under the car" and his body "laying there" after the collision.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following what police described as a "deliberate" crash into a group of pupils outside Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex.

Alfie said he had known Harley at school and he was a "good kid" who he often saw "having a laugh" with friends.

The 15-year-old told Sky News he "blacked out" after the collision and might have been hit in the head by the car.

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Image: Harley Watson, 12, was killed in the collision outside Debden Park High School

"When I come to consciousness, I see my friend, he's gone over the car," he said.

Alfie was left with soft tissue damage, concussion and whiplash.

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He described witnessing the incident as "traumatic".

Harley Watson was killed outside his school
Image: Harley Watson has been described as a 'good, kind, helpful and lovely boy'

His mother, Donna Mills, said she was "in shock" but "thankful that [Alfie is] still here".

She said the incident had happened in a "nice area" and the community had "never had any trouble&qRead More – Source