Alarm leads to closure of main road close to Brighton hospital

Posted On 03 Nov 2019 at 2:50 pm

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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    I have to say that the police dealing with it (especially one ‘I’m the boss’ lady were painfully rude. How can you not be allowed to walk down a street when there are people sitting outside there own houses right in front of you? Either evacuate or don’t

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