A man has been arrested after a crash near a leisure centre which left two people seriously injured.

Essex Police were called to reports of a crash involving a black Volkswagen Golf and a blue BMW in Doddinghurst Road near the Brentwood Centre at 7.35pm on Friday (February 2).

The BMW driver was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment. 

Police said a 36 year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision has been released on bail to February 7.

The Volkswagen driver was taken to hospital with injuries, police added.

Another man and a woman were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Doddinghurst Road was closed while police investigated and recovered the vehicles.

It was reopened just before 3am on Saturday (February 3).

Anyone with any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, is asked to contact Essex Police quoting incident 1092 of February 2 at www.essex.police.uk/digital101.