Debden Park High School: Boy, 12, dead and five hurt in hit-and-run crash


Debden Park High School: Boy, 12, dead and five hurt in hit-and-run crash

Police launch a murder investigation following the “truly shocking” crash near a school in Essex.


A 12-year-old boy has died and five others were injured in a hit-and-run crash near a school.

The crash happened near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, at about 15:20 GMT.

Essex Police said it had launched a murder investigation.

Two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were also hurt but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police have appealed for help locating a silver Ford KA, which a spokesman said was “likely to have damage to [its] front” and failed to stop at the scene.

Debden Park’s head teacher Helen Gascoyne said she was “devastated” to confirm the boy who died was a student at the school.

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She said: “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….The school will be open tomorrow with a number of counsellors on hand to support our community.”

It is thought all the injured children were also pupils at the school on Willingale Road.

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