PUBLISHED: 19:00, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:41, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Police were called to the incident at Debden High School on Willingly Road, in Loughton. Emergency services are at the scene and witnesses have reported that a number of children have been struck by a car. Essex Police have said it has launched a murder investigation following the death of one of the children involved. Essex Police explained the incident on the Twitter page and said: “We are currently at the scene of a serious collision on Willingly Road, Loughton. “The road cannot be accessed from junctions on either side of Debden Park High School.
Multiple children have been left injured after a car mounted the curb rammed into group (Image: Twitter)
Roads in the area have been cornered off (Image: Essex Live)
“Closure runs between Rookwood Ave and Audley Gardens.
“Please avoid the area where possible.”
The Inspector Rob Brettell also took to Twitter to ask for public assistance.
He wrote: “This is likely to be a prolonged and serious investigation.
“We urgently need the public’s assistance and help; if you have any dashcam, CCTV or information contact @EssexPoliceUK on #101, #999 in an