Three people sustained serious injuries with one rushed to Royal London Hospital after two scrambler bikes crashed in Rochford.

Essex Police says officers were called to the serious crash between two scrambler bikes in Clifton Road at about 4am on Saturday.

The emergency services remained at the scene into the afternoon and the road remained closed until about 12.30pm.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman has now confirmed three people sustained serious injuries after the incident as three ambulance and an air ambulance were called to the scene.

They commented: "Three ambulances, one ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Clifton Road, Rochford on Saturday following reports of road traffic collision.

"Three patients sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital by road ambulance. Two patients were taken to Southend University Hospital and a third was taken to the Royal London Hospital."

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after the serious incident as the three remained in hospital on Sunday.

A spokesman for the force said: “Our officers are appealing for any information, doorbell or dashcam footage that will help them with their ongoing investigation into a collision in Rochford.

“We were called to reports of a collision between two scrambler bikes in Clifton Road at about 4am on Saturday, November 18.

“We [were] at the scene of the incident and [worked] with emergency service colleagues while we [carried] out our investigations.

“Three people have been injured and taken to hospital by paramedics for further treatment.

“We would like to thank the residents and wider community for their patience while this incident [was] ongoing.”