A 12-year-old boy who died when a car mounted a pavement in a 'deliberate' hit and run outside a school is pictured for the first time today.
The pupil, named locally as Harley Watson, was killed and five others were injured when a vehicle ploughed into students near Debden Park High School in Loughton yesterday afternoon.
Four teenagers, also thought to be pupils at the school in Essex and a 23-year-old woman were injured in the crash. The 12-year-old was taken to hospital where he later died.
Tributes have been paid on social media to the youngster, who was remembered as 'caring' and 'would never hut anyone.'
The message read: 'Today my little mate Harley sadly was involved in a devastated accident which has killed him.
'I know Harley did not deserve any of this because he was a caring boy and would never hurt anyone so everyone please make all your family members that drive a car, to please be careful on the roads.'
He added: 'Our hearts as praying with Harley's family.'
The pupil, named locally as Harley Watson (left), was killed when a car mounted the pavement near Debden Park High School in Loughton yesterday afternoon. Essex Police said in a statement a 51-year-old Loughton man has been arrested on six counts of attempted murder and one of causing death by dangerous driving. The arrest came after police said they were searching for Terry Glover, 51, (right) over the incident
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.
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