Essex

Man seriously injured in hit-and-run in Aveley, Essex

Purfleet Road, Aveley Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to Purfleet Road in Aveley at about 01:40 GMT

A pedestrian has been seriously injured by the driver of a car which failed to stop, police said.

Essex Police said officers were called to Purfleet Road in Aveley at about 01:40 GMT to reports that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian.

The man, in his 50s, has "serious and possibly life-changing injuries", the force said.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact them on 101.

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