An elderly man who collapsed in Southend High Street with a head injury had to wait about two hours for an ambulance.

Shoppers spotted the elderly man on the floor and reported he suffered a head injury at about 10.30am today.

Witnesses reported he was heavily bleeding from his head.

One shopper heavily criticised the ambulance service.

He said: "That's absolutely awful he waited that long in the rain and cold.

"I want answers for this guy its not fair.

"I think it's disgusting- where are the ambulances."

The East of England Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.