Moped rider left with serious injuries after collision with van on First Avenue

ESSEX Police are appealing for information following an incident in Harlow where a moped rider was left with a serious head injury.

Officers were called to the School Lane at the junction with First Avenue at 7.25pm on Wednesday, October 10.

It was reported a white van, believed to be a Citroen, was in collision with two mopeds before then driving off.

One of the mopeds rode away from the scene but the rider of the other, a man in his 20s, was injured and has been taken to hospital where he is being treated for a suspected fractured skull.

A white van was found abandoned in Hare Street a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Leo Fordham, from Harlow CID, said: “From our initial investigations we believe this was a deliberate act and the van was driven at the two moped riders on purpose.

“One of the riders is currently in hospital with a fractured skull but we need to locate the other rider.

“This area of Harlow would have been very busy at this time of day so we believe people will have seen what happened.

“We have already spoken to a number of people who saw the collision and we have begun to build up a picture of the incident but will still need anyone who we’ve not spoken to to come forward.

“Witnesses also reported seeing three people, described as teenagers, making off from the van when it was abandoned in Hare Street and it’s vital we identify and speak to them.

“If you were in either area at around 7.15pm to 7.30pm I need you to come forward and contact us.”

If you saw or heard anything, were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 1117 of October 10.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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