A main road was closed near the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton this morning (Sunday 3 November) after a suspicious object was spotted in a doorway.
It turned out to be an alarm which had probably been blown off in the high winds yesterday.
Sussex Police shut Eastern Road mid-morning and reopened it just over two hours later after the alarm was found in the doorway of Marmalade café on the corner of Church Place.
The force said: “At 10.15am we received a report that a small unidentified object had been found in a doorway in Eastern Road, Brighton.
“The immediate area was cordoned off to help ensure public safety.
“One examination the object was found to be a building alarm that had fallen off the adjacent building.
“Evacuations were not necessary.”
The force said that the cordon was lifted just before 12.30pm.
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