POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car failed to stop after colliding with a cyclist.

The incident happened at Burgess Road, Thorpe Bay, near the junction with Thorpe Hall Avenue, on Tuesday, May 25 at about 3.30pm.

The cyclist, a 47-year-old man from Shoebury, was taken to Southend Hospital and treated for cuts and bruises.

Officers are investigating the incident want to hear from anyone with information about the car, a maroon Mercedes with an M registration, and the man driving it. The Mercedes drove off in the general direction of Shoebury.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Paul Stacey at Rayleigh Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.