VIDEO: Bomb disposal unit tackles 'explosive device' in village square

Bomb disposal crews are currently dealing with a suspected explosive device in Southwater.

A 100-metre cordon has been set up around the car park in Lintot Square after officers spotted the device near a flat in Faribank Road at 9am.

The bomb disposal unit at Lintot Square dealing with a suspected explosive device

The bomb disposal unit at Lintot Square dealing with a suspected explosive device

Customers and staff were evacuated from nearby shops and residents were also told to leave their homes.

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