A MAN has been charged with various offences following reports of a disturbance in Westcliff.

George O’Reilly, 29, of Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, December 9, charged with possession of a knife, criminal damage, harassment, sexual assault and two counts of assault by beating.

Police arrested a man after receiving a 999 calls from a concerned neighbour and a woman at around 4.20am yesterday.

Police secured charges against the man and he has been remanded to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Monday, January 6.