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A grieving mother has condemned police for failing to detain the paranoid schizophrenic who mowed down her 12-year-old son, even after he warned officers that he would kill children.

Terence Glover, 52, had told police on eight occasions he would run youngsters over before finally carrying out his threat outside an Essex school on December 2, 2019.

Harley Watson was killed by Glover's Ford Ka, which also struck nine other children and an adult.

The police watchdog this week found no further action was needed by Essex Police – even though an inquest concluded in June that the actions of the force and mental health services caused or contributed to Harley's death.

grieving mother has condemned police for failing to detain the paranoid schizophrenic who mowed down her 12-year-old son, even after he warned officers that he would kill children.

Grieving mother Jo Fricker (left), 35, has condemned police for failing to detain the paranoid schizophrenic who mowed down her 12-year-old son, Harley Watson (left) even after he warned officers that he would kill children

Terence Glover, 52, had told police on eight occasions he would run youngsters over before finally carrying out his threat outside an Essex school on December 2, 2019

Terence Glover, 52, had told police on eight occasions he would run youngsters over before finally carrying out his threat outside an Essex school on December 2, 2019

Harley's mother Jo Fricker, 35, said the inquest findings showed the Independent Office for Police Conduct's conclusions were 'an insult to Harley's memory'.

'My son should be 15 right now and enjoying his summer holidays with his friends,' she said.

'I was there at the inquest. The IOPC report contradicts everything we heard. As far as I am concerned, the police are in the firing line alongside Glover.'

The IOPC probe found police at one point blocked Glover's number after he bombarded the force with calls.

But the watchdog still cleared Essex Police of any blame and

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