A young man died at a busy port after being crushed by a trailer.

Emergency services were called with reports of a man sustaining traumatic injuries after an incident at a Tilbury Port, at 9am yesterday morning.

A spokeman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of an incident at an industrial unit at the Port of Tilbury shortly before 9am on Tuesday 21 January.

"A 20-year-old man was involved in a collision with a trailer. Sadly he died at the scene, despite the best efforts of emergency services.

"The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and enquiries are ongoing."