Five men are due to appear in court charged in connection with a crash which left a young woman needing a leg amputation.

The crash took place in June last year when two motorbikes crashed into each other in the Manorway, Corringham, at around 9.15pm.

One of the riders, Bethany Bright, who is in her 20s and from Canvey, was left with serious leg injuries which meant her left leg had to be amputated.

Bethany, who studied beauty therapy at South Essex College, was sedated at the scene before being taken to the Royal London Hospital for specialist treatment.

Five men were arrested as part of the police investigation and they have now received summons to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 28 to face charges.

Billy Boom, 24, of New Zealand Way, Rainham is due to be charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and driving with no insurance.

Four others were arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.

Nicholas Morris, 23, of Kings Park, Canvey, Michael Holmes, 27, of Penrith Road, Romford, Daniel Trott, 26, of Lambs Lane South, Rainham, and Sonny Waites, 19, of Upminster Road North, Rainham, are all due to be charged with assisting an offender and will appear at court on the same day.

In the wake of the crash, the community rallied and helped raise more than £5,000 for Bethany to aid her in her recovery and rehabilitation.

One year on, Bethany, who works at Calor Gas on Canvey, has been recovering from the incident and is now walking with a prosthetic leg after receiving acute physiotherapy treatment.

In a Facebook post shared on her profile, Bethany said: “So I haven’t actually had a leg that fits for 3 months now and today I finally got a new leg which is so so much comfier and I had a good physio session so here’s to the new year and time to get back to normality.”