More than 40 people were evacuated from their homes after suspected explosives were found in a flat in a tower block.
Army bomb squad officers and armed police were called to Grove Hill, Brighton, at 7.20am on Saturday after suspicious items were found by fire crews called to deal with a leak. Firefighters were forced to break in to the fifth floor flat because the occupant was away.
They discovered items they believed to be “hazardous and potentially explosive”, sparking a major incident response from emergency services.Funny, I don't recall hearing much about this in the mainstream news. Must have been a false alarm?
Explosive ordnance officers examined the flat and left the scene at around midday telling residents they could return home.
Police told residents the item they had found had been potentially dangerous but had turned out not to be a bomb.Eh...?
A spokeswoman for Sussex Police described the device as “hazardous and potentially explosive” but said the suspicious items had been made safe.
Detective Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: “Thank you to everyone for their patience.”So...what was it? We'll never know. And you know what? It's not even the oddest story in the news!
H/T: Fidel via Twitter