Chief Insp Simon Anslow, district commander for Southend, said the fight had ended by the time police had arrived.
He added: “We were called to reports of a big fight outside Genting Casino.
“The report that there was about 10 women fighting and some men were getting involved too.
“However, it all filtered out by the time police got there.”I bet you’d have put the blue lights on if it had been someone harassing a protected identity group, though…
Mr Callaghan said: “By the time the police turned up, there were only two young ladies left and everyone else had gone.
“I don’t think it’s the police’s fault that they couldn’t get down in time.
“They just haven’t got enough resources because of all the cutbacks.
“Only two officers turned up.”Funny. They seem to have plenty to turn up when they want to stop people enjoying themselves.