Investigation continues into death of 12-year-old Harley Watson in Loughton

Detectives investigating the death of 12-year-old Harley Watson in Loughton on Monday December 2 have established there is no connection between that and an earlier incident outside another school.

The investigation team were looking in to an incident which happened near to Roding Valley High School at around 3.10pm on Monday where a car mounted the pavement in Brook Road which was reported to policing following the incident in Willingale Road which led to Harley’s death.

Work by detectives has now established the incidents involved different vehicles and drivers of different descriptions.

A 51-year-old man from Loughton continues to be held in custody on suspicion of murder and other offences.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter in Brook Road, but as an unrelated matter. It involved a small silver Vauxhall car and would appear the driver was involved in an altercation about children crossing the road.

The driver of the vehicle is described as white, with a beard and wore a black and red checked shirt. He was accompanied by a woman with blonde hair who was in the passenger seat.

Police have released CCTV images of the Vauxhall car in the hope someone may recognise it and the description of the people inside.

Anyone with information should contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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