Essex

Purfleet crash: Teen dies after motorbike crash

Purfleet Image copyright Si Braybrooke-Gibbens

A teenage boy has died after a collision at Purfleet in Essex.

Police were called to London Road, near the junction of Vellacott Close, after reports of a crash between a pedestrian and a motorbike just after 15:00 BST.

Paramedics treated the boy but he died at the scene.

The rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Image copyright Si Braybrooke-Gibbens
Image caption The scene of the crash in Purfleet

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