A man arrested in connection to the death of a motorcyclist in Langford has been released under investigation.

A man in his 50s passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest following the collision on the B1019 near Maldon.

The crash, which is believed to have involved three vehicles, took place at around 3.30pm on Friday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and police were forced to close the road at the Spring Lane junction, the junction with Oval Park and at the Maldon end of Witham Road.

The air ambulance landed in a nearby field whilst drivers watched the incident unfold.

Some members of the public are understood to have attempted CPR on the motorcyclist, however he later died.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of a motorcyclist, aged in his 50s, in cardiac arrest just after 3.30pm on Friday, March 29.

“Sadly, despite the actions of paramedics and members of the public who provided CPR, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is believed to have involved an orange Honda CBR 1000 motorbike and a blue Seat Ibiza.

“A 23-year-old man from West Mersea, the driver of the Seat Ibiza, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving."

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A section of B1019 was closed from after the accident took place for several hours.

Drivers who were trapped in the queues were eventually turned around by police but faced delays on the surrounding roads including through Maldon.

Any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage of the bike or car before the incident is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident number 755 of 29/03.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.