Emergency services at incident in Hailsham

Hailsham incident in ersham Road. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-190411-154839001
Hailsham incident in ersham Road. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-190411-154839001

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.