A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Westcliff.

Emergency services scrambled to the scene on Station Road at around 5.20pm yesterday (May 23), after it reported that a blue Mercedes CLK had struck a lamppost.

Two men are believed to have abandoned the BMW and left in the direction of Westcliff station on foot. 

A third man, aged 22, was believed to have been in the car and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

A spokesperson from Essex Police, said: "Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to Stanway's Road Policing Team. The incident number to quote is 873 of May 23.

"If you'd prefer to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."