PHOTOS: Deserted village square following dramatic evacuation

Deserted Lintot Square in Southwater. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.
Deserted Lintot Square in Southwater. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

This was the scene at lunchtime as a normally bustling Lintot Square in Southwater was deserted following the discovery of a suspected explosive device.

Police cordoned off the area after a device was discovered near a flat in Fairbank Road at about 9am.

Deserted Lintot Square in Southwater. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Deserted Lintot Square in Southwater. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene and many shops and homes have been evacuated.

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