A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a woman was struck by a vehicle at an Amazon distribution centre.
One woman suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a vehicle and a second woman was assaulted, the force said.
Both victims, who were Amazon employees, were taken to hospital and a man was arrested at the scene.
Afrax Ahmed, 29, of Peartree Way, Greenwich, south-east London, appeared for a virtual hearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
He is charged with attempted murder, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, ABH, failing to provide a specimen and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court on August 11.
Chief Inspector Richard Melton, District Commander for Thurrock, said: “This charge is the result of some really hard work over the last 24 hours.
“I know this will be a concerning incident to people living and working in Tilbury but we do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.”