Boy, 12, dead and several hurt in crash

Image caption Essex Police has urged the public not to speculate on the circumstances of the crash A 12-year-old boy has died and several others have been hurt in a crash near a school.The collision happened near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, at about 15:30 GMT.Essex Police said there was likely to be…

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Essex Police has urged the public not to speculate on the circumstances of the crash

A 12-year-old boy has died and several others have been hurt in a crash near a school.

The collision happened near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, at about 15:30 GMT.

Essex Police said there was likely to be a “serious and prolonged investigation” and have started a murder investigation.

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance said it had treated “a number of patients” at the scene.

Police earlier said Willingale Road could not be accessed from junctions on either side of the school.

The area remains cordoned off amid a large emergency services presence.

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Insp Rob Brettal, from Essex Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said there had been “a lot of speculation from social media which could cause further worry and upset to the community and family”.

He asked people to wait for the force to issue official updates.

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Police said there was likely to be a “serious and prolonged investigation”


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