19:52 GMT19 February 2020
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    A serious crash reportedly took place near a secondary school on Willingale Road at around 3:30 p.m. local time, the Essex Live media outlet reported.

    Local police have launched an investigation into the incident, confirming that a 12-year-old boy was killed. Earlier, the Essex Live media outlet reported, citing witnesses that "multiple children" have been hit by a car outside Debden Park High School in Loughton.

    ​The road has been closed in both directions and access is restricted from both sides of Debden Park High School, local media reported.

    Emergency services and police have promptly arrived at the scene, but the nature of the incident remains unknown at this stage.

    The Daily Mirror’s chief reporter Andy Lines has posted a video of a police car at the scene in Loughton, adding that a massive law enforcement presence is at the site.

    children, ramming, car, police, Essex, United Kingdom
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