ROAD closures are in place in parts of Laindon as police investigate a serious crash.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area of Staneway and High Road Laindon, while police carry out their investigation.

Esssex Police confirmed the incident to be a serious road crash.

Officers have thanked the public for their understanding.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are currently on the scene of a serious collision in Langdon Hills.

"High Road at the junction of Staneway remains closed in both directions.

"Please avoid the area where possible and plan alternative routes if driving."