Four people have been charged following an incident at a former restaurant in Southend.

Police were called to assist High Court enforcement officers carrying out a High Court Writ to vacate the empty Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Southchurch Road at around 6.10pm on Thursday, November 15.

Paul Bellerson, 46, Jimi O’Donnell, 34, Michael O’Brien, 51 - all of no fixed address – and Leroy Bramble, 55, of York Road, Southend, were arrested and later charged with intentionally obstructing a person lawfully acting an as enforcement agent.

O’Donnell was also charged with possession of a class B drug.

The men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on December 5.

A 63-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both of no fixed address, were released without charge.