Town centre road reopened

Emergency services have reopened a busy town centre road in Worthing.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 9:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
Sussex Police has closed the road after masonry fell from the front of Peacocks, in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond SUS-170328-095053001

Police said they were called at 9.20am on Tuesday (March 28) following reports that masonry had fallen from a building in Chapel Road, Worthing.

Officers closed the road while colleagues from the fire service attended, a police spokesman said.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We received a call at 9.20am of masonry falling from a shop front in Worthing town centre.

Sussex Police has closed the road after masonry fell from the front of Peacocks, in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond SUS-170328-095106001

“The shop involved is Peacocks located in Chapel Road.

“One pump was sent to the scene.”

An elderly woman was reported to have walked under the window just before the masonry fell.

Police at the scene say no reports of injuries have been received.

Vehicles have been diverted down Chatsworth Road, in Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond SUS-170328-095037001

Peacocks is still roped off.

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Vehicles have been diverted down Chatsworth Road, in Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond SUS-170328-095037001

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