UPDATE: '˜Controlled explosion' carried out in Hassocks
Police have confirmed a '˜controlled explosion' was carried out by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal last night, and residents were allowed to return to their homes in Belmont Close, Hassocks.
It follows police evacuating the area after finding a ‘suspicious device’ in a property at around 9.30am yesterday, a police statement revealed.
Detective Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: “I would like to thank the residents for their patience while we made the area safe.”
Police added that a 50-year-old man remains in custody having been arrested on suspicion of of making an explosive substance and the investigation continues.
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