A wanted man was involved in a two-hour standoff with police this afternoon. 

The man climbed to the roof of a property in Chalkwell Avenue, Chalkwell, and police, fire, and the force helicopter were called to the scene. 

Police tried to arrest the 25-year-old but he fled the address and locked himself on the roof.

Police called negotiators and the man was brought down by 4.50pm.

For the full story and dramatic pictures, see tomorrow's Southend Echo.