BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne police and council offices evacuated after grenade handed in to Grove Road

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Bomb disposal experts are heading to Eastbourne this afternoon (Wednesday) after a live grenade was handed in to the police station in Grove Road.

The entire building at Number 1 Grove Road, which houses the police station and council offices, as well as the Central Library next door, has been evacuated.

The scene at Grove Road

The scene at Grove Road

It is believed a member of the public discovered the grenade while clearing out a loft and realising there was a firearms amnesty on with Sussex Police, took it in to the police station shortly before 1pm.

Officers took one look at it, realised it was live ammunition, called the bomb disposal unit and evacuated the area.