The long arm of the law have launched a murder investigation after a car collided with a gang of children outside Debden Park school on Willingale Road, at throughout 3.30pm this afternoon. A place cordon remains in place. The lass is yet to be named.
The road has been closed off in both directions.
Drivers detritus unable to access the school from either side of the road.
Surprising pictures show several police vehicles and ambulances on the scene.
A institute, who did not want to be named, told Essex Live about his daughter being hit by the Ford car.
He broke: “A Ford Ka mounted the pavement behind her. Her friend was bounced onto the bonnet in preference to another boy was hit very bad.
“The car drove off down the road and the police arrived post-haste. My daughter is safe, but the wing mirror clipped my daughter. Her friend got squandered off the bonnet.
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In another tweet they said: “The road cannot be accessed from junctions on either side of Debden Car park High School.
“Closure runs between Rookwood Ave and Audley Gardens.
“Interest avoid the area where possible.”
As well as the one fatality, five other children are anticipation to be injured.
The police have no yet confirmed the condition of those hit.
Loughton Community Councillor and former town Mayor, Stephen Murray said: “This is awfully disturbing news to hear. Let’s hope and pray for the very best end results when the picture clarifies.”
Commuters are being advised to avoid the parade.
Essex police inspector Rob Brettell said: “This is likely to be a drag out and serious investigation we urgently need the public’s assistance and help any dashcam, CCTV or intelligence contact @EssexPoliceUK on #101 #999 in an emergency or @CrimestoppersUK.”
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance required it treated “a number of patients” at the scene.
Social media users numbered online to share their devastation at the news.
One said: “The horror that has befallen Debden Woodland tonight. My prayers and love go out to all of them, for the grief will ripple out into the community and beyond.”
Another commanded: “Terrible news from Debden Park High School as Boy, 12, disused and several hurt in crash.”