Schools across the district have held a one-minute applause for hit and run victim Harley Watson following his death in the fatal incident.

Students and staff at Debden Park High School, Willingale Road, Loughton, took part in the tribute at 12:08pm today, a week today after the Year 8 student died.

Other schools, including Roding Valley High School, The Ongar Academy, Epping St John's, and New City College Epping Forest Campus and Upshire Primary Foundation also took part to show their support.

Harley Watson from Loughton died from his injuries in hospital on Monday, December 2.

Six other people, including a 23-year-old woman, were also injured in the incident just outside the school at 3.20pm.


We were joined by a number of schools today in remembering Harley Watson, with applause ringing at 12:08 throughout the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harley's family.

— Debden Park School (@dphs) December 9, 2019 ">http://


In a statement issued by Debden Park High School on Sunday, December 8, they said: "A week on from losing Harley, Debden Park High School are holding a minute’s applause for him at 12.08pm on Monday 9th December.

"The time has been chosen as Harley was 12 years old and a Year 8 student.

"He was a keen football fan and therefore it seems more appropriate to remember him with applause rather than silence.

"Every classroom will have their doors open as every member of the school community will applaud Harley.

"We have been inundated with messages of support from schools all over the country since last week and would very much appreciate their continued support tomorrow if they would like to join in this minute for Harley."

Terence Glover, 51, of Newmans Lane, Loughton, was arrested by Essex Police in the car park of the Merry Fiddlers pub, Epping, hours after the incident.

He has since been charged with murder of the 12-year-old, including 10 charges of attempted murder and dangerous driving. He appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court for preliminary hearing today (Monday, December 9).

More than £57,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe page for Harley's family, launched a day after the incident. To make a donation, click here.