A SHOPPING centre has been evacuated amid reports of a fire.

Shoppers at The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne have been asked to leave the building after a fire alarm was sounded.

One visitor, who was parking at the building, said the building was evacuated.

He said: "I was on my way back from the dentist when the fire alarm began to ring out.

"I was very confused, I didn't know what it was at first."

A spokesman from the shopping centre told The argus the alarm was a "tannoy test"