Your morning briefing: What you should know for Tuesday, December 3

Sean Morrison


Murder arrest after boy, 12, dies following hit-and-run outside school

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash outside a school in Essex.

Four teenagers thought to be pupils at the same school in Loughton, and a 23-year-old woman, were also injured in the collision.

Police launched a manhunt following the fatal collision, which unfolded at about 3.20pm – shortly after the end of the school day.

The force later said it arrested a man, 51, from Loughton, on suspicion of murder, six counts of attempted murder and other offences.

Head teacher Helen Gascoyne said the school had been "devastated" by the death of one of its pupils,

She said students would be offered counselling.


Andrew 'asked Epstein's ex for help dealing with accuser's claims'

Prince Andrew asked Jeffrey Epstein’s former partner for help dealing with claims by a woman who said she was forced to have sex with him, leaked emails appear to show.

BBC Panorama claimed it uncovered an email allegedly sent by Andrew in 2015 to Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of procuring girls for disgraced financier Epstein.

In it, the duke is reported to have asked for Ms Maxwell's help in dealing with claims by Virginia Giuffre, who was previously known as Virginia Roberts.

The duke is said to have written: "Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts."

Ms Giuffre claims she was trafficked by the since disgraced financier Epstein and forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17.

Andrew strenuously denies the claims and Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations “false and without any foundation”.


Trump prepares for Nato summit after landing in UK

Donald Trump is preparing for a two-day Nato summit after landing in the UK last night.

The US President and Melania Trump touched down at Stansted Airport in Air Force One shortly before 10pm.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump, Boris Johnson and other world leaders will gather for talks.

Prime Minister Mr Johnson will break off from election campaigning to host the gathering.


Freezing fog warning as travel disruption expected

Britons have been warned of potential disruption to flights and delays on roads as freezing fog sets in across much of south-east England.

Forecasters have issued a yellow warning as the severe weather could prove dangerous as the mist descends and severely reduces visibility.

Freezing fog patches developed overnight and are expected to cause delays for commuters in London and the rest of the south-east this morning.

While the dense fog is set to clear from most places as the day progresses, some regions could experience the grey and misty conditions into the evening.


Messi beats Ronaldo to six Ballon d'Ors

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won his sixth Ballon d’Or.

He beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.

Messi becomes the first player to win the award on six occasions, having been tied with Ronaldo on five.


On this day...

1836: Three people died at Great Corby, near Carlisle in Cumbria, in the first fatal railway derailment.

1967: The first heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard and a team of surgeons in South Africa.

1984: More than 3,000 people died in a chemical factory spillage at Bhopal, central India.

1988: Health minister Edwina Currie claimed that most of Britain's egg production was affected by salmonella.

2012: St James's Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first baby. Prince George, who is third in line to the throne, was born at 4.24pm on July 22 2013 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.