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Essex hit-and-run: Man to go on trial next year over fatal collision outside school | UK News

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A 51-year-old man will face trial next year over the murder of a boy outside a school in Essex in a hit-and-run attack.

Harley Watson, 12, died in hospital following a car collision outside his school on 2 December just before 3.20pm.

A number of others were left injured.

Terence Glover, 51, of Newmans Lane in Loughton, is charged with Harley’s murder, as well as the attempted murder of a 23-year-old woman and nine children, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

He has also been charged with driving dangerously.

Appearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, Glover wore a green and yellow tracksuit and remained seated during the short hearing, which was conducted via a video link from Chelmsford Prison where he has been remanded in custody.

He did not enter a plea, and will give one at a formal hearing on 31 January in the same court.

The trial will take place on a provisional date of 1 June 2020.

Judge Charles Gratwicke said to the defendant: “This matter is now adjourned to 31 January 2020.

“You are remanded in custody. Thank you very much.”

Glover replied: “Thank you.”

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