A Lotus Evora S sports car in police colours will be one of the star attractions at a police open day.

The Essex Police casualty reduction section, based at South Woodham Ferrers Police Station, will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

Visitors can chat with officers, see the type of vehicles they use on patrol and watch demonstrations and videos about road safety.

Also on show will be motorbikes, cars and the ‘covert’ tractor unit of a HGV which is used for special observation operations on main roads throughout the county.

The unmarked lorry will also be used to demonstrate the dangers of cyclists riding too close to HGVs, especially as they manoeuvre around left hand turns.

The Lotus has been loaned to police forces in East Anglia for special operations and events. It is the first time it will be on display in Essex.

Adam Pipe, Essex Police’s casualty reduction manager, said: "The open day will give the public the opportunity to see how we work closely with a range of partners to provide safer roads and reduce fatal and serious injury collisions through engagement, education, enforcement and engineering."

South Woodham Ferrers Police Station is in Tylers Ride. The fire station next door will also be open at the same time.