A MAJOR road in Essex was closed in both directions following a serious crash.

The A130 was closed in both directions shortly after midnight after reports of a collision involving a motorbike.

The incident happened on the northbound A130, close to the junction with the A12 at Great Baddow.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours, with the northbound side still closed due to accident investigation work ongoing.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The road reopened at around 8am, and we would like to thank motorists for their patience.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision or anyone who has dash cam footage.

“If you have any information, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

“Please quote incident 2 of 9 May.

“You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”