Sussex

Lewes Crown Court building evacuated in alert

Court proceedings had to be temporarily halted after a suspicious package was discovered in East Sussex.

The Crown Court building in High Street, Lewes, was evacuated after police were called at about 09:30 GMT.

The Explosives Ordnance Disposal team was also called to inspect the package and make it safe if necessary, but were later stood down.

A temporary road closure was in place around the High Street, which was lifted after about an hour.

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