Evacuation at Brighton flats as explosive disposal team called

A ‘suspicious device’ was found by police.

At 4.21pm a block of flats on Grosvenor Street, just off Edward Street, had to be evacuated this afternoon after police officers, who were searching the flat on an unrelated matter, found a suspicious device.

10 flats had to be evacuated, and residents were told that they would not be allowed access back into their homes for at least 2 hours.screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-22-50-22

Explosive ordinance disposal experts were called to the scene, hinting that the suspicious device could have been an explosive.

At 9.15pm, the cordon has reportedly been lifted.

The residents waited at the Brighton Youth Club whilst the incident unfolded.