Eastbourne road closed following ‘false alarm’

A section of a road in Eastbourne was closed by emergency services following a ‘false alarm’ last night (Sunday, October 17).

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 9:27 am

A section of a road in Eastbourne was closed by emergency services following a ‘false alarm’ last night (Sunday, October 17).

Police, ambulance and fire service crews were all called to Pembury Road as it was closed between the junctions with Langney Rise and Faversham Road, according to an eye-witness.

An eye-witness said emergency service crews were on the scene at around 8.20pm.

Emergency service crews at the incident in Pembury Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-211018-072522001

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said, “It was a false alarm, the call was raised by an elderly and confused resident.”

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “Police were called to a house in Pembury Road, Eastbourne, at around 8.30pm on Sunday, October 17 to reports of a woman having a fall.”

Emergency service crews at the incident in Pembury Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-211018-072356001
Emergency service crews at the incident in Pembury Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-211018-072655001