A Rainham man has been arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured in an alleged hit-and-run crash.

Essex Police were called shortly before 9.10am on Sunday (August 27) after a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Glebe Road, Chelmsford.

The pedestrian, a man, was left with serious injuries but a spokesperson for the force said his injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening.

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Police said the vehicle allegedly did not stop at the scene and it was found in a car park in Chelmsford an hour later.

A 22-year-old man from Rainham was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, failing to stop, driving under the influence, and being concerned in supplying a controlled drug.

He has since been released on bail while the enquiries continue.