A Southend man has been charged with assaulting police officers and special constables.

Luke Harding, 32, of Kursaal Way, has been charged with seven counts of assaulting an emergency worker and two of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

The charge follows an incident in Kursaal Way, which took place on Saturday April 4.

He is due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Monday May 4.