A woman is set to appear in court charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist after a horror crash in Southend.

John Hevey, 61, was on his motorbike in Eastern Avenue on Monday, May 21 last year when his vehicle collided with a BMW.

Mr Hevey subsequently died on Tuesday, November 20.

Laura Hope, 27, of York Road, Southend, is due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, charged with causing death by careless driving with over the specified drug limit.

She has also been charged with driving a vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.