A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 12-year-old was killed and five others were hurt in a suspected hit and run outside a school in Essex.
Four teenagers, thought to be pupils at Debden Park High School in Loughton, and a 23-year-old woman were injured when the car ploughed into them on Monday afternoon.
The 12-year-old, who attended the school, was taken to hospital where he died.
One father, whose daughter was hit by the car, told Essex Live: '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.'
Essex Police said in a statement that a Loughton man has been arrested on six counts of attempted murder and one of causing death by dangerous driving.
He also faces charges including causing serious injury by driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and driving without insurance.
In a briefing outside Loughton police station this evening, Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman of Essex Police said officers are looking to speak to Terry Glover, 51, pictured
Officers launched a murder investigation after the incident near Debden High School, on Willingale Road, in Loughton, at around 3.30pm this afternoon.
The arrest came after Essex Police said they were looking for a silver Ford KA with the registration number LS08 OKW and searching for Loughton man Terry Glover, 51.
At a press conference this evening, Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman of Essex Police said officers are looking to speak to Terry Glover, 51, who lives in Loughton, over the crash, and believe 'the collision was deliberate.'
Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman told reporters on Monday night: '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 with another incident nearby.'
Police also revealed checks were being made to see if there is a connection to a similar incident, reported to be at Roding Valley High School, earlier in the day.
Helen Gascoyne, the school's head, said the community is 'devastated' by the death of one of its students.
Police were called to the incident near Debden High School, on Willingale Road, this afternoon (pictured)
Emergency services are on the scene in Willingale Road, in Loughton this evening
A map showing the location of the shocking incident in Loughton this evening. Police also revealed checks are being made to see if there is a connection to a similar incident, reported to be at Roding Valley High School, earlier in the day