An 81-year-old Burnham man has been stopped from driving after he was involved in a collision with a cyclist in Althorne. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service after the collision at Burnham Road on January 2 at around 4.45pm.

The 64-year-old cyclist from Burnham was in hospital for eight days with head and ankle injuries after he was involved in a collision with a silver Citroen C5 car.

The car driver was uninjured.

He subsequently failed the standard eye sight test and his entitlement to drive has been removed by police and a report has been submitted to the DVLA.

The test requires drivers to read a standard number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres.

It is a road traffic offence to be unable to read a number plate in good daylight from this distance.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about events leading to the collision, should contact Pc Mel Warren at Chelmsford Road Policing unit on 101.