An 18-year-old man has been left with a fractured spine and internal injuries after colliding with a van in Clacton, earlier this month.
On April 5th the victim was cycling along Coppins Road at approximately 11am when he was involved in the collision with a small white van.
The driver of the van did not stop.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
He was riding a grey Carrera mountain bike which has not been seen since the incident despite family searching the area.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, or anyone with information on the whereabouts of the bike.
Contact Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101 with any information.