Seaham: Ongoing incident in Church Street involving a suspicious package

Officers from Durham Police are currently at the scene of a suspicious package at a pub in Durham.

Officers have evacuated the area and a cordon put in place.

Officers are currently dealing with an incident in the Church Street area of Seaham.

Police received a report of a potentially suspicious package at a pub at around 8.50pm this evening.

The area has been evacuated as a precaution, and a cordon is in place while emergency services carry out enquiries.

Please avoid the area while we deal with the incident, and we will update with further information as soon as possible.

The incident is not linked to the ongoing incident which has blocked the rail line in Seaham.