Police close Clifftown Road during disturbance

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POLICE, fire and paramedics spent hours at the scene of a disturbance where a man was threatening to jump from a window.

Clifftown Road in Southend was closed at around 1am today when the man tried to climb our of the second floor window.

One witness said: "It wasted a lot of resources with seven police cars, three ambulance cars and two fire engines.

"The man was drunk and abusive to those trying to help him.

"It stopped a lot of people getting back to their homes."

Police eventually talked the man down and the rest of the emergency crews were stood down.

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10:08am Fri 1 Feb 13

Rich{Carole says...

I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.
I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area. Rich{Carole
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10:23am Fri 1 Feb 13

hullman says...

you have no idea of real crime .try moving to hull .........i have recently escaped and believe me southend is easy street
you have no idea of real crime .try moving to hull .........i have recently escaped and believe me southend is easy street hullman
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10:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

JuliaM says...

From Hull, Hell and Halifax, good lord, deliver us...
From Hull, Hell and Halifax, good lord, deliver us... JuliaM
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11:02am Fri 1 Feb 13

hullman says...

JuliaM wrote:
From Hull, Hell and Halifax, good lord, deliver us...
true indeed
[quote][p][bold]JuliaM[/bold] wrote: From Hull, Hell and Halifax, good lord, deliver us...[/p][/quote]true indeed hullman
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11:33am Fri 1 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

into this blanket we are holding.....
into this blanket we are holding..... Cosmo Spring
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11:37am Fri 1 Feb 13

hullman says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
into this blanket we are holding.....
sounds prophetic what does it mean for me
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: into this blanket we are holding.....[/p][/quote]sounds prophetic what does it mean for me hullman
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12:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13

notinwestcliffanymore says...

jump
jump notinwestcliffanymore
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2:08pm Fri 1 Feb 13

emcee says...

Three ambulance cars?
I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE.
Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them.
As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.
Three ambulance cars? I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE. Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them. As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time. emcee
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4:43pm Fri 1 Feb 13

firedog says...

emcee wrote:
Three ambulance cars?
I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE.
Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them.
As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.
1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Three ambulance cars? I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE. Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them. As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.[/p][/quote]1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services. firedog
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5:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

firedog wrote:
emcee wrote:
Three ambulance cars?
I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE.
Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them.
As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.
1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services.
not when you compare it to 1AM in the afternoon....
[quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Three ambulance cars? I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE. Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them. As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.[/p][/quote]1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services.[/p][/quote]not when you compare it to 1AM in the afternoon.... Cosmo Spring
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6:59pm Fri 1 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Rich{Carole wrote:
I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.
Sorry, what CRIME are you talking about here
[quote][p][bold]Rich{Carole[/bold] wrote: I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.[/p][/quote]Sorry, what CRIME are you talking about here stopmoaning1
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7:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Rich{Carole wrote:
I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.
I seem to recall you saying in other posts that you used to be a Magistrate and people saying you were lying. Judging by this comment it seems either you were lying or were such a poor Magistrate you didn’t know what a crime was
[quote][p][bold]Rich{Carole[/bold] wrote: I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.[/p][/quote]I seem to recall you saying in other posts that you used to be a Magistrate and people saying you were lying. Judging by this comment it seems either you were lying or were such a poor Magistrate you didn’t know what a crime was stopmoaning1
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7:12pm Fri 1 Feb 13

firedog says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
firedog wrote:
emcee wrote:
Three ambulance cars?
I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE.
Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them.
As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.
1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services.
not when you compare it to 1AM in the afternoon....
That would be 1PM.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Three ambulance cars? I know that Essex Ambulance Service has poor management and decision makers but THREE. Maybe the echo would like to ask the Ambulance Service why they decided to send three ambulance cars when it has been shown on many occasions that those in need often have to wait a long time to get one sent out to them. As for seven police cars... it seems a lot of motorists got away with driving offences during that time.[/p][/quote]1am in the morning,a quiet time for the emergency services.[/p][/quote]not when you compare it to 1AM in the afternoon....[/p][/quote]That would be 1PM. firedog
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12:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

jantone says...

Why did the police, etc, NOT let the nutter jump? it would have saved a lot of our money!!
Why did the police, etc, NOT let the nutter jump? it would have saved a lot of our money!! jantone
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