A CRASH this morning which brought traffic in south Essex to a standstill involved a car and a motorbike, police have revealed.

Essex Police was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorbike in on the A127 near Wickford at around 7.40am today (Tuesday, June 14).

One lane of the road has now re-opened following the incident.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We need anyone who saw anything or has any dash cam footage to contact us.

"If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote incident 177 of 14 June.

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."