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A 12-year-old boy has died in a hit-and-run crash near a school in Essex today.

Police have launched a murder probe after the crash near to Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, at around 3.30pm and are appealing for help to find a silver Ford KA in connection with the collision in Willingale Road.

Two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were also injured.

Police remain at the scene and have advised people to avoid the area.

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