Essex Police release name of man wanted over ‘deliberate crash’ which killed boy

Essex Police have released the name of the man wanted over a hit-and-run crash which killed a 12-year-old boy.

Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman of Essex Police said the force is looking to speak to 51-year-old Terry Glover.

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

"We've searched a number of addresses this evening in an attempt to find him and the searches for him and a silver Ford KA with the registration LS08 0KW are continuing."

Five other people were injured in a horror collision outside Debden Park High School in Loughton at around 3.30pm.

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Victims include two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, one 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman.

None of the other casualties have been identified and are not believed to be in a life-threatening or changing condition.

Ms Harman also spoke to Mr Glover directly: "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."

The statement was made hours after Inspector Rob Brettell of Essex Police Serious Collision Unit said the car in question is "likely to have damage" to the front of it.

He said: "We are trying to locate and find a Silver Ford KA which is likely to have damage to the front of the car."

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Ms Harman also shared her condolences to all those injured or affected by what has happened this afternoon.

She said: "We responded to reports of a serious collision on Willingale Road shortly after 3.20pm today.

"A number of casualties were reported near to Debden Park High School, and, sadly a local 12-year-old boy died after being taken to hospital.

"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."

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