POLICE snipers have been spotted on rooftops following reports of a suspicious package near a police station.

A 100-metre cordon has been put up amid the ongoing incident near a police station and medical centre in Burgess Hill.

The army bomb squad and a number of ambulances are also at the scene, near the American Express building in The Brow.

A police spokesman said officers responded to a report of a suspicious package in The Brow, Burgess Hill, at 1.48pm on Thursday, July 28.

“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have attended and put in a 100m cordon,” the spokesman said.

“Some of the roads in the surrounding area are likely to be closed for some time and there is a heightened police presence in the area.

“The public are urged to avoid the location while the incident is being dealt with.”