THE family of a young woman who has had part of her leg amputated after a motorbike crash have urged witnesses to come forward and identify the people in these images.

The victim of the smash, which took place in the Manorway, Corringham, has been named by friends as Bethany Bright. She was hit by another motorcyclist during the unauthorised event, where bike enthusiasts meet up.

After the crash, the motorbike involved was loaded into a van which had Essex Vehicle Hire written on the side.

Bethany, aged in her twenties, from Canvey, was sedated at the scene before being taken to the Royal London Hospital for specialist treatment.

Det Insp Scott Egerton said: “This was a really serious crash at an unauthorised motorbike meet which has left a woman having to have part of her leg amputated. We need to identify those people pictured.

“A number of people at this event were wearing black hooded tops with a white logo on the back. I am keen to identify what that logo is.”

Bethany’s cousin, Danny Miller, took to Facebook to urge anyone with information to come forward. Eyewitnesses told the Echo up to 100 motorbikes were spotted at the scene, but the bikers fled before police arrived.

In his post, which has been shared across the site more than 900 times since it was published on Thursday, Danny said: “Last night in the Manorway, Corringham, my cousin was involved in a very serious accident while at a Wheelie Wednesday bike meet.

“Anyone who was there, please help us identify the other person involved.

“After the collision, he packed up his bike into a van and left, leaving her in critical condition.

“This person is a coward and scum of the lowest kind and needs to be held accountable for what has happened.

“Everyone, anyone, please share the hell out of this until we know who he is and we get our justice.”

The police have urged anyone with information or video footage of the crash, which took place at about 9.15pm on Wednesday, to get in touch.

Essex Police has said they will continue to carry out activity to disrupt unauthorised events in The Manorway.

Det Insp Egerton added: “These events have not been sanctioned and are a danger to those taking part and the vehicles travelling in the area.

“People in this area can expect to see an increased police presence in the coming weeks.”

Officers have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Canvey on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop following an accident and a 29-year-old man from Canvey on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They remained in police custody at the time the Echo went to press.

Anyone who has information contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via