Homes in Pevensey Bay have been evacuated this morning (Wednesday) following the discovery of an unexploded Second World War device.
The device is believed to have been discovered in a chalet in South Close on the Beachlands estate.
Sussex Police says a small number of homes in the vicinity have been evacuated as a safety precaution.
The bomb disposal unit has also been sent a photograph of the device to see if they need to be called in.
A police spokesperson said, “At 9.45am on Wednesday police received a report that a foot long cylindrical object, thought to be a World War II explosive or training device, was at a house in South Close, Pevensey Bay.
“A 50-metre cordon was set up and a small number of houses immediately adjacent were evacuated purely as a precaution to ensure the public remain safe.
“Military Ordnance Disposal experts (EOD) have been consulted about the next steps to be taken.”