Search ongoing at Grand Hotel in Brighton after safe evacuation

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Police have been working with management at the Grand Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton after an anonymous phone call was received at the hotel at 4.30pm on Sunday (10th September), alleging that there was an explosive device there.

Hotel management decided to evacuate the hotel, a decision supported by the police, and the hotel was swiftly and safely evacuated.

Thorough searches and enquiries are taking place to establish as soon as possible whether or not the call is a genuine one.

Military ordnance disposal are attending as part of the search

Nothing untoward has been found at this time.

In the meantime roads and car parks in the immediate vicinity have been closed as part of the precautions. Drivers and pedestrians are advised that there will be some inevitable delays and diversions until the incident is safely resolved.

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