Man arrested following suspected bomb hoax in Hailsham

A police cordon was put in place as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit investigated. Credit: ITV Meridian
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax following the discovery of a suspicious package in Hailsham.

A cordon was put in place on Monday night and nearby residents were evacuated from their homes near 'The Diplocks'.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit carried out an examination and conducted a controlled explosion.

Sussex Police have since lifted the cordon and allowed people back to their homes.

Police on the scene in Hailsham where a suspicious package was found Credit: ITV Meridian

The man, who is said to be local to the area, remains in custody and investigations continue.