Police are appealing for dash cam footage after a man died in a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Thorpe.

The crash took place in Colchester Road at around 10.20pm on Friday evening.

A large emergency service presence including the air ambulance was called to the area around the time of the crash and residents are understood to have helped out at the scene.

Following the collision, police issued an appeal for witnesses to the come forward and are asking the public for any dashcam footage from around the time of the crash.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called with reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a silver Citroen Xsara Picasso on Colchester Road around 10.20pm.

"Officers and paramedics arrived and the man, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital by air ambulance, where later, he sadly died.

"We would like to talk to anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision and has dashcam footage or information."

On Saturday morning, Essex Police issued an appeal to identify the man involved in the crash. With the public's help, the man's family were informed, however he sadly passed away.

District and parish councillor Dan Land (Conservative, Beaumont and Thorpe) said the incident would no doubt shock the community.

"I know the road well and in that exact area it happened in my 35 years of living here I have not seen an accident in these kind of circumstances," he said.

"Thorpe is a close community and it is a terribly sad incident for those involved and the community.

"It is a very busy main road but I would think it must have been a freak accident as I have never seen anything like this happen before."

Any witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 1361.

Alternatively you can email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Essex Police have confirmed no arrests have been made in relation to the accident.