UPDATE: Sainsbury’s in Haywards Heath evacuated after ‘suspicious item’ found

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Sainsbury’s in Haywards Heath was evacuated this afternoon (November 30), after a ‘suspicious item’ was found.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police were called at 2.45pm to a report of a suspicious item at Sainsbury’s in Bannister Way, Haywards Heath.

“The store and car park have been evacuated. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been called and is on its way to investigate.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We can confirm that an unattended package was found in our car park.

“The police investigated and confirmed the area is safe. The car park will reopen shortly.”

Pictures by Eddie Mitchell

Pictures by Eddie Mitchell