‘Suspicious’ device found in Hailsham

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Police shut off Hailsham town centre last night (Tuesday June 18) after a suspicious package was found outside a military centre.

A member of the public found the device near Air Training Corp in Victoria Road at around 6:40pm.

As a precaution bomb disposal officers were called to examine it.

The device was declared safe by bomb disposal officers.

Chief Inspector Dick Coates at Wealden Police said: “A suspicious item turned out to be not suspicious. Better to be safe than sorry.”