03 December 2019 10:33
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was killed when a car ploughed into students outside an Essex school yesterday with police arresting a man on suspicion of murder. The schoolboy, named locally as Harley Watson, was killed and another five students were injured outside Debden Park High School in Loughton on Monday afternoon. 8 Harley Watson, 12, was tragically killed when a car ploughed into children outside an Essex school yesterday Credit: UK News in Pictures 8 Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after a Ford KA mounted the pavement near a school, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring another six people including five teens Credit: Mirrorpix 8 Grieving students gather near the scene of the crash where flowers have been left Credit: East News Press Agency 8 Essex Police had issued an appeal to find Terry Glover before an arrest was made A 51-year-old man, from Loughton, was arrested overnight on suspicion of murder and six counts of attempted murder. Among the injured were a four boys aged 12, 13 and two aged 15, along with a 16-year-old girl and 23-year-old woman. In one tribute posted on social media, Harley was remembered as a "caring" young boy.
The message read: "Today my little mate Harley sadly was involved in a devastated accident which has killed him. "I know Harley did not deserve any of this because he was a caring boy and would never hurt anyone so everyone please make all your family members that drive a car, to please be careful on the roads." He added: "Our hearts as praying with Harley's family." Did you see what happened? Do you know the victims? Email us on [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502 One father, whose daughter was hit by the car, told Essex Live: "A Ford KA mounted the pavement behind her. Her friend was bounced onto the bonnet before another boy was hit very bad. "The car drove off down the road and the police arrived quickly. My daughter is safe, but the wing mirror clipped my daughter. Her friend got thrown off the bonnet. Head teacher Helen Gascoyne said the school had been "devastated" by the death of one of its students and that pupils will be offered counselling on Tuesday. It was awful to witness. Everyone is in shock. Parent A mum, whose daughter sat next to Harley, said: "My daughter is distraught. She doesn't know what to do with herself. "She was with him during the day. She said literally hours before they had been together. "He was a lovely funny boy. "Our children are not safe. It could've been my daughter." Christian Kavanagh, Executive Head, said: "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the young man. "A young life so tragically lost. He made a mark on the school and was liked and loved by students." After an appeal for information, police arrested a suspect late last night. He was also arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision and driving without insurance. The arrest came after police earlier said they were searching for Terry Glover after the horror crash. Officers had begun a manhunt as they tried to trace a silver Ford Ka which is believed to have been damaged in the crash. Essex Police said all the teens injured were pupils at Debden Park High School. 'TRULY SHOCKING' 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." A police cordon remained in place along Willingale Road on Monday night manned by officers. The cordon began metres from the entrance to the school, near the junction of Jessel Drive, and an officer was going door to door in the streets nearby. most read in news BITTER CHILL Britain facing '40-day FREEZE' with 11 inches of snow predicted next week DUKE & COVER Andrew begged Ghislaine for help in 5.50am email after 'sex slave' accused him 'LOVELY GUY' Teaching assistant dad, 31, found dead days after pupil 'hit him with a chair' Plot of gold How £4 BILLION in gold was secretly moved from London to Poland to foil crooks NEW BOMBSHELL Top Maddie cop reveals chief suspect is mystery paedo jailed in German prison Armed police could be seen outside a home in Loughton, where neighbours said Glover lived alone. Debden Park is a mixed academy school for pupils aged 11 to 18, which specialises in the performing arts and received a rating of "outstanding" in its most recent Ofsted inspection, according to its prospectus. Anyone with dashcam, CCTV or information should contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 8 Flowers have been left at the scene in memory of the schoolboy Credit: East News Press Agency 8 A boy, 12, was killed in a hit-and-run collision outside a school on Monday in Essex Credit: Mirrorpix Forensic officers are pictured at the scene as police launched a murder probe Credit: Doug Seeburg - The Sun 8 A boy, 12, was killed following a fatal collision near a school in Loughton