Man admits killing boy, 12, in hit and run outside school

A man has admitted killing a 12-year-old boy who died after an attack outside his Essex school.

Harley Watson died at Whipps Cross University Hospital in east London after a vehicle was plowed into children who left Debden Park High School in Loughton on December 2 last year.

Terence Glover, previously located in Newman’s Lane, Loughton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on charges of decreased responsibility when he video-linked at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday.

He pleaded not guilty to a murder charge which, according to Prosecutor Christine Agnew, was accepted by the Crown and will be dealt with when the defendant returns for conviction on January 8th.

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murders of 23-year-old Raquel Jimeno and six boys and three girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who cannot be named due to a court order.

Glover, who is being held in a mental health facility, also admitted driving a Ford Ka dangerously on Willingale Road in Loughton.

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Debden Park is a mixed academy school for students aged 11-18 that specializes in the performing arts and was rated “Excellent” according to the prospectus at its most recent inspection by Ofsted.

A statement by Ms. Gascoyne said: “As a school and community, we are devastated to say that because of the incident on Willingale Road this afternoon, we are saddened to report that a 12 year old student from Our school is sad died.

“Our thoughts go with the family and everyone involved. As a school, we continue to work with the police to support the ongoing investigation.

“The school will be open tomorrow with a number of counselors to support our community.”

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