Police were called to the do at Debden High School on Willingly Road, in Loughton. Emergency armed forces are at the scene and witnesses have reported that a number of children include been struck by a car. Essex Police have said it has launched a rub out investigation following the death of one of the children involved. Essex Police explicated the incident on the Twitter page and said: “We are currently at the scene of a serious smash-up on Willingly Road, Loughton. “The road cannot be accessed from interchanges on either side of Debden Park High School.
“Closure engagements between Rookwood Ave and Audley Gardens.
“Please avoid the area where admissible.”
The Inspector Rob Brettell also took to Twitter to ask for public assistance.
He wrote: “This is odds-on to be a prolonged and serious investigation.
“We urgently need the public’s assistance and advise; if you have any dashcam, CCTV or information contact @EssexPoliceUK on #101, #999 in an difficulty or @CrrimestoppersUK.
One dad said his daughter was injured in the crash. He said: “A Ford Ka mounted the pavement behind her.
“Her confidante was bounced onto the bonnet before another boy was hit very badly.
“The car conduct off down the road and the police arrived quickly. My daughter is safe, but the wing reflection clipped my daughter. Her friend got thrown off the bonnet.