THIS is the dramatic moment cops swooped on a school hit-and-run suspect after he was spotted "sleeping in a pub car park".
Harley Watson, 12, was killed and five other students were injured in a smash outside Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, on Tuesday afternoon.
A 51-year-old man, also from Loughton, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Photos taken from the Merry Fiddlers pub, five miles away, appear to show police surrounding a car at the time of the suspect's arrest.
Roy James, 68, whose son is the pub's landlord, told the Sun Online: "My son rang the police. He saw this car while we were locking up.
"All the windows were steamed up and it looked like the bloke was asleep but we didn't know how long it had been there for."
Mr James said his son matched the registration number and car to the one circulating on social media before calling the police at around 10pm.
"We have no idea how long he was there for," he said.
"The hit-and-run happened ten minutes up the road. He could have sped straight from there."
A similar-looking car reportedly mounted the pavement near Roding Valley High School, just two miles from Debden Park High School, about 10 minutes before the fatal hit-and-run.
Police are investigating if the two incidents are linked.