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Cyclist seriously injured in Essex 'hit and run'

. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A cyclist has been left with serious head injuries following a suspected hit and run in Essex.

The victim was struck by a white car, thought to be a Volkswagen Scirrocco, at Magdalen Laver, near Harlow, on Sunday.

The man, in his 50s, was taken to hospital.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and assault. He has been released under investigation.

Officers want to speak to the driver of a black or dark-coloured car - possibly a Mini - which was immediately behind the white car at the time of the crash at 12.40pm.