THREE people have been charged with using threatening behaviour in a town centre.

Roofer Luke McKinnon, 20, of Avenue Road, Leigh, construction worker Luke Hart, 24, of The Ridgeway, Westcliff, and a 17-year-old boy from Southend were charged after a disturbance on Southend High Street on Saturday January 18 just before 2.15pm.

CCTV operators told police a group of men were fighting in the road.

The trio will appear before Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 28.