Suspicious package found in Skegness

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Update 2pm: Lincolnshire Police have said that the package was not found to be suspicious and the cordon has been lifted.

A suspicious package has been found in Skegness this morning.

The package was discovered outside a building on Heath Road shortly after 9am.

The Lincolnshire Regional College has been evacuated as a precaution.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “As its origin is unknown, it is being treated as suspicious and a cordon has been put in place as per routine procedure.

“As a further precaution, the college has been evacuated until the army Explosive Ordnance Disposal can assess the package.

“We stress this is a precautionary procedure.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 78 of November 22.