Wedding evacuated during Brighton bomb scare

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More than 200 wedding guests were forced to evacuate a hotel in Brighton last night due to a bomb hoax.

Bride-to-be Gaby Rosehill had just finished walking down the aisle at The Grand Hotel when the fire alarms started ringing.

Little did she know that an anonymous caller had told police there was an explosive device in the building.

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

The wedding party was led onto the blustery Brighton seafront before being sheltered by the neighbouring Hilton Metropole, where they held an impromptu ceremony.

I walked down the aisle twice, in two different venues, in two different places. It was so surreal. We’re still trying to process it.

– Gaby Rosehill, Bride
Credit: Eddie Mitchell

The Grand Hotel was cordoned off for five hours while police and bomb disposal experts conducted a thorough sweep of the area.

No suspicious devices were found and officers say they are trying to track the anonymous caller.