UPDATE 3: BBC News reports that 51-year-old Terence Glover has been formally charged with murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and dangerous driving.
UPDATE 2: The 51-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, Essex Police announced on Twitter.
UPDATE: The suspected driver in what officials say was a “deliberate” crash has been identified as a 51-year-old man, ITV News reports. Police add that none of those injured in the incident are believed to have life-threatening injuries.
A 12-year-old boy is dead and five others were hurt after a car plowed into pedestrians outside a school in Loughton, Essex, England, BBC News reports.
The crash happened outside of Debden Park High School in Loughton Monday afternoon. Two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were all injured. The driver fled the scene.
Officials say that they have started a murder investigation into the incident and expect a “serious and prolonged investigation.”
Police say they are searching for a silver Ford KA, which a spokesperson said was “likely to have damage to (its) front.”
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
A 51-year-old man from #Loughton has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including murder and attempted murder.
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