A motorcyclist died after his bike collided with a van last night.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was declared dead at the scene after his blue Yamaha collided with a black Renault Trafic van in Buckhurst Hill at about 9.50pm.

The van driver, aged 33 and from Romford, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving at the scene of the crash outside the Hungry Horse pub in Buckhurst Way.

He is currently in police custody.

The road was closed until 4am while officers investigated the scene.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the serious collision investigation unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.