A MOTORCYCLIST was injured in a hit and run crash in Clacton.

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old was knocked off his bike in Carnarvon Road, near the junction with Kingsland Court.

He was struck by what is believed to be a black Mercedes S Class at 3.30pm on Friday.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital with hip injuries.

Anyone with information call PC Richard March at Stanway road policing office on 101.