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Loughton crash: Police want to speak to Terry Glover, 51, after hit-and-run death

This is the man police would like to talk to after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a horrific hit-and-run outside a school today.

Terry Glover, 51, is being encouraged to speak to officers tonight.


The youngster died after being hit near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex. Police launched a murder investigation and are hunting a silver Ford KA in relation to the crash.

Speaking at a press conference near the scene, Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman, of Essex Police, said: "This was a deliberate act and we launched a murder investigation.

"We are releasing the name of man who we want to speak to in connection with the investigation this is a local man, 51-year-old Terry Glover from Loughton.

Terry Glover, 51, has been encouraged to talk to police 
"We’ve searched a number of addresses this evening in an attempt to find him and the searches for him, a silver Ford KA with the registration LS08 0KW are continuing, I’d like to make a direct appeal to Mr Glover if he is watching or listening to this please contact us, we need to talk to you."

Two 15-year-old boys, a 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were among those hurt in the horror.

The victim is believed to have attended the school. The other teenagers, whose injuries are not life-changing or life-threatening, are pupils there.

Police have started a murder investigation 
Chief Supt Harman added: "At Essex police and on behalf of all of all those called to the school our thoughts are with those, his families his friends and all those that were injured or affected by what has happened this afternoon.

"This has been an incredibly difficult day for the local community and we ask everybody to continue to show their kindness and their bravery that we have seen today and to respect the privacy of those that have been involved.

"We believe that the collision was deliberate and as such we have launched a murder investigation, we are investigating whether or not this incident may have been connected to another incident near by."

Pictures show the road closed and emergency services present 

Helen Gascoyne, headteacher of Debden High School, said: "As a school and a community we are devastated to say that as a result of the incident in Willingale Road this afternoon, 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. As a school we continue to work with the police supporting the ongoing investigation.

"The school will be open tomorrow with a number of counsellors on hand to support our community."

One anonymous dad, whose daughter was hit by the car, claimed: "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.

"It was awful to witness.

"Everyone is in shock."

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