County News: Sussex town centre evacuated in bomb scare

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A Sussex town centre has been evacuated in a bomb scare this morning (Friday, December 11).

Police are dealing with a report of a suspicious package at McDonald’s restaurant in Wellington Place, Hastings.

The alarm was raised by staff at the restaurant just after 10am. A cordon has been established and the area within the cordon is being evacuated.

An EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit has been requested to attend to examine the package.

A man has been arrested close to the scene.

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