A BIKER has been taken to hospital with a serious injury following a crash on the M11.

Police are appealing for information following the serious crash near Newport at 9.55am today, (Sunday).

It is believed the biker, in his 60s, was travelling northbound between the services at Bishops Stortford and the turn off for Stansted when the crash happened.

He has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury and officers are working to understand how he got this injury.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are particularly keen to speak to any larger vehicles who may have been travelling in front of the bike before the rider became injured.

"We would urge anyone who may have seen the motorbike, a black Yamaha, before the incident to call us on 101 and quote the incident number 379 of 07/07.

"Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to our officers, or anyone with relevant dash cam footage, is also urged to contact us."

The Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.