Update: Man detained after siege ends

A 38-year-old man has been detained following negotiations with police officers in Calcutta Road, Tilbury.

Police were called to the address just before 1am this morning, Tuesday, July 12, following concerns for the man’s mental welfare.

The man was detained shortly before 5.30pm today, and will be taken to Basildon Hospital.

Officers will now be leaving the scene and residents will be able to return to their homes.

Chief Insp Richard Phillibrown said: “I would like to say a big thank you to local residents and businesses for being so understanding of our actions taken today which have been purely in the interests of the welfare of the man involved and the general public.”

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