A motorcyclist has been tragically killed after he was involved in a collision with a car.

All three emergency services were called to Glebe Avenue in Braintree at 11:30am on Saturday amid reports of a crash between two vehicles.

A motorbike and a Subaru car were travelling north along Glebe Avenue when the motorbike was in a collision with a Nissan near Stanes Road.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30’s, suffered serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

The Subaru is understood to have driven off after the incident.

Essex Police has confirmed a 43-year-old woman who was behind the wheel of the Nissan has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

She remains in custody.

Investigating officer Sergeant Steve Holmes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We need to identify exactly what led up to this collision and how it happened.

“In particular I want to speak to anyone who saw the motorbike and Subaru prior to the collision.

“I need anyone who witnessed the collision, lives in the area and has CCTV, or was driving in the area and has dash cam footage to come forward.”

Residents reported hearing a loud noise at the time when the motorbike and Nissan collided.

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.”

Members of the public were seen attending to the motorcyclist and halting traffic as they waited for paramedics to arrive at the scene.

Another resident added: "I didn't see it happen but my wife heard it and I went out to stop traffic coming down until the ambulance arrived.

"There were others who were seeing to the motorcyclist. I think they realised how bad it was but also knew that they needed to help where they could."

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue service confirmed a fire crew from Braintree had been called to the incident to ensure the scene was safe.

East of England Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 500 of 12/05 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.