Bomb disposal experts are currently at the scene of an incident in Hailsham this afternoon.
Sussex Police say at 12.09pm on Monday (November 4) officers received a report that a number of glass jars containing an unknown substance were discovered in the back garden of a property in Ersham Road.
A spokesperson for the force said a 65-metre cordon was set up, road closure put in place and residents within the area evacuated purely as a precaution to ensure the public remain safe.
“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal is at the scene.”
It is not being treated as terrorism related.