A father and son were hospitalised yesterday after their motorbike hit a concrete block in a road.

A 43-year-old was left with a dislocated shoulder and his 17-year-old son suffered cuts and bruises after the incident in Hamlet Hill, Roydon, at around 8.40am.

The two men, from Harlow, were riding a blue Suzuki motorbike when it hit the breeze block-sized piece of concrete.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw an open-backed vehicle carrying concrete rubbish in the area to contact Pc Roy Levett at Chigwell Road Policing unit on 101.