A serious collision has been taken place close to a secondary school.

Essex Police confirmed they are currently at the scene serious on Willingale Road, Loughton.

The road cannot be accessed from junctions on either side of Debden Park High School.

Closure runs between Rookwood Ave and Audley Gardens.

Reports on social media say that several children have been hit by a vehichle which mounted the road.

An airmbulance has also been reported to have arrived on the scene.

Loughton Town Councillor and former town Mayor, Stephen Murray said: "This is very disturbing news to hear. Let's hope and pray for the very best outcomes when the picture clarifies."

Commuters are being advised to avoid the area where possible.

More updates will follow.