Controlled explosion carried out in Brighton after ‘suspicious packaged’ discovered

A bomb disposal unit has carried out a controlled explosion on an item found in Brighton.

The EOD unit at the scene
The EOD unit at the scene

The Explosive Ordance Disposal unit (EOD) was called after a ‘suspicious package’ was found in Dewe Road, Brighton.

A controlled explosion was carried out, police confirmed.

The team is continuing to assess the scene.

Dewe Road remains closed and a surrounding cordon remains in place.

Affected homes and buildings remain evacuated, police said.

However the A70 Lewes Road has now reopened in both directions.

The EOD unit at the scene

Police apologised for the disruption caused.

More to follow.