Man threatening to jump from window shuts road

DOZENS of emergency service staff spent two hours in a street after a man threatened to jump from a second floor window.

Clifftown Road in Southend was shut at about 12.45am on Friday after a concerned member of the public spotted a man partly on a window ledge above a shop and called the police.

Witnesses questioned why so many emergency workers were needed as the road was flooded with emergency vehicles and flashing blue lights.

It is believed the 39-year-old man had thrown glasses or bottles out of the window towards police.

A witness who did not want to be named said: “This held up so many fire, police and ambulance. There were about seven police cars, an ambulance and three paramedics cars plus two fire engines. All for a drunk guy who was only two floors up.

“The road was closed so people couldn’t get back to the homes and it was freezing cold waiting around.

“All this for one person.

“The man was drunk and throwing abuse at everyone who was trying to help him the entire two hours.”

After two hours fire crews from Southend were stood down.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said no arrests were made. She said: “We were called at 12.45am and to a man on a window ledge. We had concerns for his welfare.

“Police persuaded the man to go back inside and spent time talking to him through the door.

“Due to his distressed state officers forced the door of the flat and he was taken to hospital for assessment around 3am

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12:51pm Tue 5 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Clearly a slow news day. Wasn't this reported a few days ago?
Clearly a slow news day. Wasn't this reported a few days ago? stopmoaning1
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12:53pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

is he still up there then?
is he still up there then? Cosmo Spring
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12:55pm Tue 5 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Answered my own question.
Police close Clifftown Road during disturbance

9:47am Friday 1st February 2013

POLICE, fire and paramedics spent hours at the scene of a disturbance where a man was threatening to jump from a window.
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Same story 4 days apart. Shame on you Echo
Answered my own question. Police close Clifftown Road during disturbance 9:47am Friday 1st February 2013 POLICE, fire and paramedics spent hours at the scene of a disturbance where a man was threatening to jump from a window. Comments(14) Have your Same story 4 days apart. Shame on you Echo stopmoaning1
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1:41pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Has he been arrested yet, or don't normal laws apply if someone is drunk.
Has he been arrested yet, or don't normal laws apply if someone is drunk. Nebs
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4:46pm Tue 5 Feb 13

mr_happy says...

Let him jump, clear up and everyone can get on with their days activities.
Let him jump, clear up and everyone can get on with their days activities. mr_happy
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1:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13

babybird0404 says...

mr_happy wrote:
Let him jump, clear up and everyone can get on with their days activities.
Hear, hear.
[quote][p][bold]mr_happy[/bold] wrote: Let him jump, clear up and everyone can get on with their days activities.[/p][/quote]Hear, hear. babybird0404
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6:00pm Wed 6 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

Why dont you actually send your "reporters" & photographers out to cover the stories & take photos ?

This paper is simply not up to standard for even a small regional rag in 2013.

A new paper news to be formed for south east essex, that will no doubt put the final nail in your coffin.
Why dont you actually send your "reporters" & photographers out to cover the stories & take photos ? This paper is simply not up to standard for even a small regional rag in 2013. A new paper news to be formed for south east essex, that will no doubt put the final nail in your coffin. supermadmax
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