A MOTORCYCLIST suffered a serious injury after losing control of his bike and crashing near Clacton.

The rider fell from his blue Suzuki bike on the A133 just before 7am on Monday, seriously injuring his arm.

Paramedics arrived and treated the injured biker at the scene before taking him to Colchester General Hospital. He is in a stable condition.

The A133 was closed between London Road, in Clacton, at St John's roundabout and the B1442 at the junction of Progress Way and St Osyth Road while the scene was cleared.

It was closed for more than an hour while oil was cleared from the road.