POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a lorry driver struck a cyclist before leaving the scene.

The crash, between a blue lorry and a cyclist, happened on the A120 St Nicholas roundabout, in Dovercourt, at around 2.45pm yesterday.

The cyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Officers are looking to locate the lorry driver, who did not stop following the collision and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed, or has dash cam footage, of the incident."

Anyone with information can contact PC Andrew Egerton of the Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/