A public appeal has been launched for donations to help a seriously-injured motorcyclist recover from his injuries.

Friends of Louis Roberson, 18, have launched a fundraising page after he was involved in a crash with a van on Halstead High Street.

Louis was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition having received CPR at the scene by paramedics.

It is understood he remains in hospital for treatment.

Pals Callum Brankin, Leon Lucas, Alex Morrison and Ciaran Robinson have now banded together to launch a justgiving page online to aid his recovery.

They have set up the page to help cover the cost of any future medical treatment their friend may need as he continues his recovery.

Callum said: “He is one of my best pals and we just want to help him how ever we can. I know he would do the same for one of us.

“We just want to help him and his family out with any medical costs or anything they need to help him recover.

“He is awake and doing well. He was placed in an induced coma after the crash.

“We have set a rough figure of £2,000. We are asking anyone who can to make a donation. It doesn’t matter how much, anything is going to help.”

Louis was on a red Honda bike when he was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall van at about 8.30pm on September 21.

The van driver – a 22-year-old man from Halstead – was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving before being released under investigation.

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses or drivers with dash-cam footage to come forward.

Officers strongly condemned members of the public who were seen filming paramedics perform CPR on Louis.

Callum quickly rushed to the scene after hearing what had happened and he too has condemned anyone who tried to film the work of the emergency services.

He added: “I got there about five minutes after it happened.

“I didn’t actually see anyone filming because I was in shock. But I have heard about it and think it is so wrong.

“Why would someone do that?”

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Stanway road policing unit on 101, quoting incident 1229 of September 21.

To make a donation visit gofundme.com/65pw0hc.