POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run.

A silver BMW struck a 36-year-old female cyclist in Harcourt Avenue, Southend, at about 4.30pm on Saturdady.

She was rushed to Southend Hospital with a severe shoulder injury and is now recovering at home.

Police launched a search for suspects and with the help of the Essex Police helicopter, arrested three people, including a teenage boy.

Males aged 14, 20 and 23, have been released on police bail until September 17 pending further enquiries.

Police are urging anyone who saw the crash to call investigating officers at Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.