All three emergency services have been called to a road in Braintree after a motorbike and a car were involved in a serious collision. 

Eyewitnesses have said an air ambulance was also called to Glebe Avenue, where the incident has taken place.

Residents reported hearing a bang before discovering there had been a collision. 

One said: “I just heard a bang. I didn’t think anything of it but once I walked over I just saw a biker in the road and police and ambulance followed shortly after.”

Essex Police has tweeted: "We are currently on the scene of a serious incident on Glebe Avenue.

"We will bring you more information when we can."

It is understood the road has been cordoned off while emergency services deal with the incident.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: "One crew from Braintree was called to Glebe Avenue at 11:30am after reports of a road traffic collision between a car and motorbike.

"We assisted the ambulance service to make sure the scene was safe."

East England Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment. 

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