Police warned doctors a mentally ill killer was plotting to mow down schoolchildren

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Terence Glover (above) killed Harley Watson and injured 9 different kids and an grownup in a horrifying assault outdoors a faculty

Police warned medical workers {that a} mentally unwell loner was planning to run kids over simply weeks earlier than he intentionally ploughed his automobile into a gaggle of pupils, killing a 12-year-old boy, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Terence Glover killed Harley Watson and injured 9 different kids and an grownup in a horrifying assault outdoors a faculty. 

Till now, the appalling incident in December 2019 has been reported as a ‘hit-and-run’, dedicated by a troublemaker who had been the topic of complaints to police for a number of years.

However we will reveal that Glover is a paranoid schizophrenic with a historical past of violence who refused to take medicine and even acknowledge that he was unwell. 

Shockingly, a leaked NHS report seen by the MoS reveals that 9 weeks earlier than Glover killed Harley, a psychiatric nurse was informed by police that he had been ‘speaking about operating kids over’. 

However the chilling warning was neglected, and hours later a psychiatric group determined Glover was not harmful sufficient to be detained in a safe hospital.

Until now, the appalling incident in December 2019 has been reported as a 'hit-and-run', committed by a troublemaker who had been the subject of complaints to police for several years. Shockingly, a leaked NHS report seen by the MoS shows that nine weeks before Glover killed Harley (pictured), a psychiatric nurse was told by police that he had been 'talking about running children over'

Till now, the appalling incident in December 2019 has been reported as a ‘hit-and-run’, dedicated by a troublemaker who had been the topic of complaints to police for a number of years. Shockingly, a leaked NHS report seen by the MoS reveals that 9 weeks earlier than Glover killed Harley (pictured), a psychiatric nurse was informed by police that he had been ‘speaking about operating kids over’

The damning inside report by Essex Partnership College NHS Basis Belief additionally reveals:

  • Virtually two years earlier than Harley’s killing, the NHS acquired an nameless tip-off from somebody claiming to be a Met Police officer who warned that Glover had threatened a ‘vehicle-borne assault’;
  • After his arrest, Glover informed a psychiatrist in jail that he had beforehand warned police that he was turning into offended and that ‘that is how children are going to get run over’;
  • Glover was fixated by delusional ideas and believed kids have been harassing him;
  • He was held in 2012 in a safe hospital after threatening a neighbour with a knife;
  • Medical doctors assessed whether or not Glover must be detained on one other 5 events within the seven years earlier than Harley’s demise, and every time determined to not.

The disturbing disclosures observe our report of how medics knew {that a} schizophrenic Albanian lady who lower a seven-year-old lady’s throat on Mom’s Day was a menace to kids.

The appalling killing of Emily Jones in a park in Bolton occurred lower than 4 months after Glover killed Harley and injured ten others outdoors Debden Park Excessive College in Loughton, Essex.

Harley’s devastated mom Jo Wooden, 33, final evening spoke of her anger and demanded pressing reform of the best way harmful mentally unwell sufferers are supervised locally. 

‘They should change one thing as a result of if they do not, similar to Harley and Emily Jones, it will likely be moments till the subsequent baby or the subsequent grownup loses their life. And for what? It is so pointless.’

Glover has pleaded responsible to the manslaughter of Harley by diminished accountability, and the tried homicide of Raquel Jimeno, 23, and 6 boys and three ladies aged between 12 and 16. He will probably be sentenced on Friday.

The disturbing disclosures follow our report of how medics knew that a schizophrenic Albanian woman who cut a seven-year-old girl's throat on Mother's Day was a threat to children. The appalling killing of Emily Jones (above) in a park in Bolton happened less than four months after Glover killed Harley and injured ten others outside Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex

The disturbing disclosures observe our report of how medics knew {that a} schizophrenic Albanian lady who lower a seven-year-old lady’s throat on Mom’s Day was a menace to kids. The appalling killing of Emily Jones (above) in a park in Bolton occurred lower than 4 months after Glover killed Harley and injured ten others outdoors Debden Park Excessive College in Loughton, Essex

Harley had simply left faculty on December 2, 2019, and was strolling alongside Willingale Highway in Loughton with a gaggle of mates when Glover, driving a silver Ford Ka, mounted the pavement behind them and ploughed into them. Harley suffered a deadly head damage.

The leaked report seen by the MoS reveals that Glover had taken cocaine earlier than the incident.

The MoS has discovered that Glover was well-known in Loughton as a deeply troubled particular person. He first got here on to the radar of native psychological well being providers in October 2012 after he was arrested for threatening a neighbour with a knife. 

He claimed {that a} neighbour had posted details about him on the web, leading to faculty kids pointing at him.

Glover was identified with paranoid schizophrenia and detained on a psychiatric ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow however was discharged 5 days later. In August 2015, he was arrested once more after grabbing his ex-partner and slamming her head in opposition to a wall, inflicting bruising and swelling.

His psychological well being continued to deteriorate and by 2017 he was calling police on a weekly foundation, falsely claiming {that a} neighbour was planting listening gadgets inside his home and monitoring him via the TV. 

An officer emailed Glover’s GP, warning that he was ‘turning into extra paranoid’ and that the frequency of calls to police have been ‘fairly regarding’. The GP tried to refer Glover to a psychological well being group however the leaked report says it seems the referral was rejected.

On March 5, 2018, in keeping with the report, somebody claiming to be a Metropolitan Police officer referred to as the NHS 111 to present a stark warning: Glover was ‘making threats of a vehicle-borne assault’. 

The informant defined that he had ‘earlier data of Glover’ however as a result of Loughton is roofed by Essex Police, he was ‘unable to organise assist himself with out an abuse of energy’.

Tragically, this extraordinary bid to sound the alarm failed. The nameless caller was put via to a clinician who requested a police welfare examine on Glover, however it isn’t clear whether or not this happened.

The 111 name then ended as a result of ‘there was no fast menace to life’.

The final alternative to cease Glover got here on September 30, 2019. He had been arrested for breaching a public safety discover, and his psychological state was assessed by a neighborhood psychiatric nurse in Harlow police station. 

Harley was a 'star pupil' at Debden Park High and was particularly good at maths. His favourite classes, however, were music, dance and drama and he dreamed of becoming an actor. (Above, flowers left near the entrance to the school in December 2019)

Harley was a ‘star pupil’ at Debden Park Excessive and was significantly good at maths. His favorite courses, nonetheless, have been music, dance and drama and he dreamed of turning into an actor. (Above, flowers left close to the doorway to the college in December 2019)

In her subsequent report, the nurse wrote that ‘police have stated he has been discovered looking at neighbours’ kids and speaking about operating kids over’. She stated one other evaluation ought to happen to determine whether or not he must be detained and warned: ‘I’m involved that there’s a danger to others, significantly neighbours/kids.’

Later that night, two medical doctors and a ‘psychological well being practitioner’ from Essex County Council arrived on the police station to hold out an evaluation underneath the Psychological Well being Act. They didn’t, nonetheless, discuss to the nurse, who had by then gone residence after submitting her alarming report. 

They later stated ‘they may not recall’ whether or not they learn her report earlier than making their very own evaluation. In addition they claimed they tried to telephone the nurse however the name was not answered. The nurse claimed not to pay attention to a name.

At the least one assessor knew that Glover had been ‘utilizing threatening behaviour in direction of neighbours’ kids’ that day however after being informed by the police custody sergeant that there had been no indicators of him ‘appearing unusually’, they determined there have been no grounds to detain him.

Miss Wooden believes Harley would nonetheless be alive if Glover had been detained that evening. And it stays unclear why Glover focused the kids – Miss Wooden and Harley didn’t know the killer, or stay close by.

Julian Hendy, of the charity Hundred Households, which campaigns for households affected by psychological well being homicides, stated: ‘But once more there have been warnings concerning the hazard somebody posed to kids which do not appear to have obtained via.’

Essex Police stated: ‘We had prior contact with Glover earlier than the terrible occasions of December 2, 2019, and made quite a lot of referrals to psychological well being professionals following these interactions. 

As a result of this prior police contact, we referred ourselves to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct and have co-operated absolutely with their investigation. We await their findings and can act on any suggestions they make.’

The IOPC has finalised its report however it is not going to be revealed till after Harley’s inquest.

The Essex Partnership College NHS Basis Belief stated: ‘Our findings will probably be shared with the coroner forward of the inquest.’

Essex County Council stated: ‘We’re awaiting the result of the coroner’s inquest and can implement any suggestions.’

What number of extra moms should grieve like Jo earlier than mentally unwell killers are taken off streets?

Jo Wooden has watched CCTV footage that no mom ought to ever should see. 

The pictures, captured by a digicam close to the doorway of Debden Park Excessive College in Loughton, Essex, present the ultimate minutes of her 12-year-old son Harley’s life as he left faculty with a gaggle of mates one December afternoon in 2019.

‘They have been simply strolling residence, speaking concerning the standard stuff that teenage boys discuss,’ Jo tells The Mail on Sunday in an unique interview. ‘And that was it. It simply occurred so quick.’

She is unable to observe the footage past this level however she is aware of solely too effectively the horror of what occurred subsequent.

Proud mum: Jo Wood with Harley, smiling in his smart uniform shortly after starting at Debden Park High School

Proud mum: Jo Wooden with Harley, smiling in his sensible uniform shortly after beginning at Debden Park Excessive College

At about 3.20pm, a silver Ford Ka pushed by Terence Glover, a violent paranoid schizophrenic, intentionally mounted the pavement behind Harley and his mates and ploughed into them. Harley, sporting a blue backpack and his faculty blazer, went underneath the automobile and suffered a deadly head damage.

Witnesses say Harley’s mates have been ‘flung like dolls’ as Glover careered alongside the pavement on Willingale Highway, injuring 9 different kids and one grownup. Some have been knocked unconscious however not one of the different victims suffered life-changing accidents. 

Tears stream down Jo’s face as she explains that the CCTV footage confirmed how Harley was initially strolling on the left-hand facet of the group and was the furthest away from the street. 

Fatefully, a few minute earlier than the assault, he skipped across the again of the group, putting himself subsequent to the street – and instantly in Glover’s path.

‘I do not know why,’ she says. ‘I do not know if his mates there have been speaking about one thing however he strikes nearly a minute earlier than, so he’s near the street.

‘They did not stand an opportunity that day, they actually did not.’

Jo, 33, was in Central London, the place she works as private assistant on the headquarters of a significant financial institution, when one other mum from the college referred to as and informed her there had been an incident involving a automobile.

Panic-stricken, she hailed a taxi outdoors her work however after getting caught in visitors, she jumped out and sprinted for Liverpool Avenue Tube station to go for residence.

Above, Harley at the Louvre during a trip to Paris with his mother. Jo believes the NHS should be held accountable for failing to detain Glover under the Mental Health Act on five separate occasions, including just nine weeks before Harley's death

Above, Harley on the Louvre throughout a visit to Paris together with his mom. Jo believes the NHS must be held accountable for failing to detain Glover underneath the Psychological Well being Act on 5 separate events, together with simply 9 weeks earlier than Harley’s demise

In the meantime, Ryan, Harley’s stepfather, and Jo’s mother and father rushed to the college and located a scene of carnage, as traumatised kids huddled underneath silver survival blankets and paramedics handled Harley.

Minutes later, Jo’s pal referred to as once more with devastating information. ‘My pal stated to me they’re resuscitating Harley. I used to be screaming and crying. I did not know something – I simply knew he was being resuscitated.’

Jo arrived on the Accident & Emergency division of Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone minutes earlier than Harley’s ambulance pulled in and she or he watched in horror as a big group of medics fought desperately to save lots of his life.

‘I seemed to my left and there was a girl on high of him on the mattress and she or he was giving him chest compressions.

‘They pushed him round to the place I used to be standing and the physician briefly defined what he was going to do. And swiftly, inside a few minute, he checked out a nurse and he requested what the time was and I simply knew that was it. After which they simply stopped. I screamed and I begged them to maintain attempting and so they simply could not.’

We walked to highschool that day. I by no means imagined I might by no means see him once more 

Jo says it is essential individuals perceive that Glover’s actions have been deliberate and never some type of horrible street accident.

A damning inside NHS report seen by this newspaper reveals police knew that Glover, who suffered paranoid delusions, had beforehand threatened to run kids over in his automobile. Medical doctors, in the meantime, declined a string of alternatives to detain him in a safe hospital.

‘Folks mustn’t simply see this as a hit-and-run,’ Jo says. ‘It is a lot greater than that. There have been so many warning indicators which may have prevented it occurring. What we now have is a really, very lengthy build-up which may have been stopped at any time. And folks knew about it. Individuals who had the ability to cease him – they knew about it.’

She believes the NHS must be held accountable for failing to detain Glover underneath the Psychological Well being Act on 5 separate events, together with simply 9 weeks earlier than Harley’s demise.

Essex Police even have critical inquiries to reply, she says, together with why Glover’s automobile was not seized from him when officers knew he had threatened to make use of it as a weapon.

‘They can not do the whole lot, I perceive that. However I’m not satisfied that they did the whole lot they may have to stop this occurring,’ she says.

Jo describes Harley as a ‘variety, caring, selfless, clever and comical younger man’ who was an ‘extraordinarily loving individual’.

‘He was actually humorous and would make up jokes on a regular basis. He was completely selfless as effectively – he would share the whole lot.’

Jo and Harley’s organic father cut up when Harley was two. His stepfather Ryan, 35, a mentor for main faculty kids from difficult backgrounds, joined the household three years later. 

Budding actor: On stage at London’s famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Harley was a 'star pupil' at Debden Park High and was particularly good at maths. His favourite classes, however, were music, dance and drama and he dreamed of becoming an actor

Budding actor: On stage at London’s well-known Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Harley was a ‘star pupil’ at Debden Park Excessive and was significantly good at maths. His favorite courses, nonetheless, have been music, dance and drama and he dreamed of turning into an actor

He and Jo even have a five-year-old daughter. Harley and Ryan turned exceptionally shut, bonding over a shared love of Tottenham Hotspur and in recent times having fun with the ritual of watching Spurs play throughout the Christmas break.

Jo describes a ‘full household’. Half-terms have been busy with journeys to theme parks or London vacationer points of interest, and so they loved a household vacation to Majorca 4 weeks earlier than Harley’s demise. ‘He all the time made mates on each vacation we went on and he all the time stayed in contact with them.’

Jo and Harley would additionally go away for what she referred to as ‘simply us two’ journeys to have fun his birthday.

In July 2019, they loved a blissful weekend in Paris for his twelfth birthday. ‘I needed to do one thing that made him realise how particular he was to me,’ she says. ‘We had such a good time there. 

They’ve these pay-as-you-go electrical scooters. We went to an enormous park and he may nearly see over the handlebars. I bear in mind him saying that was the perfect a part of his journey – simply scooting round collectively for an hour.’

Harley was a ‘star pupil’ at Debden Park Excessive and was significantly good at maths. His favorite courses, nonetheless, have been music, dance and drama and he dreamed of turning into an actor.

He had attended drama courses with performing arts organisation Theatretrain in Loughton and, to the immense satisfaction of Jo, her mom and Ryan, carried out in a present at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on the weekend of his tenth birthday. An image revealed at present for the primary time reveals him on stage dressed as a science trainer within the efficiency of Particular Measures.

Jo says: ‘He was stood there on the entrance of the stage with everyone behind him. I simply thought, ‘Wow!’ We have been so pleased with him. All the best way residence on the Tube, we have been grinning and speaking about it. Different passengers have been speaking to him as a result of he was nonetheless sporting his costume. He was lapping it up, bless him.’

Harley was desirous to study a musical instrument and Jo and Ryan have been planning to purchase him a keyboard and pay for classes final Christmas.

On the morning Harley died, Jo and her son had walked a few of the technique to faculty collectively. At Debden Underground station, they stated goodbye. 

Jo caught a prepare in to London, whereas Harley carried on to highschool. ‘We obtained to the station and I gave him a kiss and a hug and stated, ‘Have day. Love you.’ I by no means imagined this may be the final time I would see him alive.’

Jo had all the time given Harley strict directions about strolling residence, warning him that he didn’t have to cross any busy roads and he mustn’t take a look at his telephone.

‘He did precisely what I requested him to do,’ she says. ‘He did the whole lot by the ebook that day, however he did not stand an opportunity.’

The horror of what occurred to her son has left Jo unable to stroll alongside the left-hand facet of a busy street. ‘I will not stroll down a street if the visitors is behind me. I’ll cross over. I’ll all the time stroll going through the visitors. As a result of if you cannot see what’s behind you, you’re placing your belief in strangers.’

After Harley’s demise, a pupil at his faculty launched a parliamentary petition calling for the Authorities to make it a authorized requirement that each faculty has a line of bollards outdoors to guard kids from automobiles.

In the meantime, the leaked report seen by the MoS reveals Glover took cocaine, sleeping capsules and two bins of paracetamol earlier than driving his automobile at Harley and his mates. 

In November, throughout a 15-minute listening to at Snaresbrook Crown Courtroom, the 52-year-old admitted manslaughter by diminished accountability and ten counts of tried homicide.

It was the primary time Jo had seen Glover, who appeared by way of video-link from a safe hospital.

Jo is tortured by conflicting feelings. She hates the person who killed her son however can also be offended that Glover didn’t get the medical assist he so clearly wanted.

‘I despise the person for what he has executed to my son and my household. But when he’s as unwell as everyone seems to be telling me he’s, he ought to have been higher supported. In the end, if he had obtained higher assist I might nonetheless have my son. I hate him a lot, I actually do.’

Jo explains she has spoken out to make sure such a tragedy doesn’t occur once more.

‘I need individuals to grasp that these items are occurring and they are often prevented. It should not be simply brushed underneath the carpet.’

She has described her overwhelming grief in a strong private assertion ready earlier than Glover is sentenced on Friday.

‘It wasn’t simply Harley’s life that was taken that day. I misplaced my life as effectively. Now I merely exist in order that my daughter can have a childhood with each her mother and father.

‘I miss my boy past phrases and I might give my life for Harley to have his.’



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