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.