POLICE are appealing for information following a serious collision earlier today. 

A 14 year-old boy, who was riding a bicycle, was in collision with a Peugeot Boxer van in White Elm Road, Bicknacre at the junction with Peartree Lane at around 6.50am.

A spokesman said: "The road has been closed while we investigate and we’re advising you avoid the area and plan your journey.

"The boy has been taken to hospital for treatment on serious head injuries.

"We believe another vehicle may have hit the bicycle as it was lying in the road and we need to speak to the driver to see if they saw or heard anything.

"It is possible the driver may not have realised they have struck the bike."

If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident 169 of November 28 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.