A teenage boy was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car in south Essex.

Police are appealing for information after the serious crash between a car and a pedestrian in St Chads Road, Tilbury, shortly after 9.16pm on Wednesday November 8.

The pedestrian, a teenage boy, suffered serious head injuries and remains in hospital.

The driver of the car is assisting police with the enquiries, which are ongoing.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"You can let us know by submitting a report online or by using our Live Chat service.

"Live Chat is an online service available on our website Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm, where you can send and receive real-time direct messages with an online digital 101 operator.

"To use the service, select the ‘Live Chat’ icon at the bottom right of your screen when you're on our website. It can be accessed from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone."

Alternatively, call police on 101. When reporting any information regarding this incident, quote incident number 1153 of 8 November.

To find out more about the different reporting services visit Essex Police's  'Help Us Help You' webpage.

To make an anonymous report, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.