A major gay pride event in England has been rerouted following the discovery of a “suspect package”, Sussex Police said.
Expert explosives officers have been called to inspect the discovery on the seafront in Brighton, part of which has been closed off.
However, police said there is no “immediate risk” to the public.
The start of the annual Brighton and Hove Pride march was delayed while organisers and police agreed a new route avoiding the area.
A police statement said: “Sussex Police have identified a suspect package on Brighton seafront.
“A cordon has been put in place and expert explosives officers are on route. There is no immediate risk to the public and we ask that you respect the cordons in place and the officers dealing with the incident.”
Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp added: “We are working with Pride organisers to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and ensure the safety of those attending Pride celebrations as well as those going about their daily business in the city.”
The march will now travel from Lansdowne Place, along Western Road, before continuing on its original route from the clock tower.