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Police close Clifftown Road during disturbance
9:47am Friday 1st February 2013 in Southend
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.