POLICE and other emergency services were called to Chalkwell Park last night after a man who had climbed a tree was refusing to come down.

A number of police officers, at least one fire crew and an incident response unit were on the scene at the popular Leigh park last night. 

Senior officers told The Echo a man had climbed up a tree and was refusing to come down. 

Essex Police has been contacted for official comment, as had Essex Fire Service and the ambulance service.