Bomb disposal unit spotted at scene after ‘suspected chemical substances’ handed in to front desk
A police station has been sealed off after suspected chemicals were handed in.
Hailsham Police Station, in East Sussex, has been closed after the substances were reportedly given to staff on the front desk following a house clearance.
A bomb disposal unit has been spotted at the scene in George Street, according to Hailsham FM.
Businesses in the area have reportedly been told to stay indoors, while roads in the area have also been blocked off.
Sussex Police said in a statement: “A cordon is in place around Hailsham Police Station after suspected chemical substances were handed in to the front office following a house clearance.
“Surrounding roads have been closed as a precaution to ensure the safety of those in the vicinity.
“Please avoid the area.”
Wealden District Council also urged people to stay clear of the area, writing on Twitter: “We are aware of this ongoing incident in Hailsham and are working with @sussex_police.
“Please avoid the area where possible.”