A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a serious three-vehicle crash. 

The incident happened at 10.43am on the A131 near Penny Pot Corner, about one mile south of the town, and police closed the road between Braintree and Halstead.

A white KTM bike has collided with a blue Volvo XC90 and a red Peugeot 107.

A 21-year-old man, who was the rider of the motorbike, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by air ambulance with serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

The drivers of the cars were uninjured.

The road is due to be reopened fully at around 3pm this afternoon.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101 or dash cam footage can be emailed to collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.