A ROAD has reopened after a bomb squad were recalled following the discovery of a “suspicious substance”.

A man was arrested at an address in Tarring Road, Worthing, at about 9am on Wednesday, June 8.

At the property, officers were concerned about a suspicious package that was found.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called to the scene and safely destroyed the package.

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A 52-year-old man has been subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

He remains in custody at this time.

The bomb squad returned to the scene on Friday morning, but have since left.

Adur and Worthing Police said Tarring Road has reopened between the junctions of Shakespeare Road and Heene Road.

“It had been closed as a precaution while explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) teams carried out an assessment of a suspicious substance found at a property on the evening of Thursday, June 9.

“EOD teams were stood down after their assessment found the substance to be safe.

“We thank the public for their patience and understanding while the matter was ongoing.”

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On Thursday, police were also called to an incident involving an “unexploded ordnance” in Wilberforce Way in Southwater, Horsham.

“We are currently dealing with possible unexploded ordnance in Wilberforce Way, Southwater,” a police spokesman said on Thursday afternoon.

“There may be some disruption, but we aim to keep it brief.”

Photographs showed a number of police vehicles at the scene and a cordon set up by officers.