A ROAD in Benfleet was closed by police tonight following a serious road crash.

London Road between Tarpots and Linden Road was shut.

The London Road re-opened at 9.15pm.

In their earlier statement, a police spokesman said: “We are currently on scene at a road traffic collision at London Road, Benfleet.

”The road is currently closed between Tarpots and Linden Road whilst emergency services carry out their duties.

“Please avoid the area.”