G7 hotel on lockdown as ‘suspicious package’ found & cops evacuate guests

A G7 HOTEL has gone into lockdown after a suspicious package was reportedly found on site.

Cops swooped in on the Falmouth Hotel at 4.55am today, banging on doors to evacuate guests.

They were told to immediately leave the building and ordered to a car park in the grounds of the Victorian hotel overlooking Falmouth Bay, The Mirror reports.

Around 100 guests gathered outside as cops sealed off the area with a 100m cordon.

A bomb squad is on its way to the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police wrote on Twitter: "Police were called at around 3:15am on Thursday 10 June following reports of a suspicious package having been located on the grounds outside of the Falmouth Hotel, Cliff Road in Falmouth.

"In order to maintain public safety, the area is currently being safely evacuated as a precautionary measure.

"A 100 meter cordon is being put in place with Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal [EOD] are en route to the scene."

A member of hotel staff told the Mirror "it was a bomb scare".

Police remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing.

The cordons will affect those staying in the Falmouth Hotel, Madeira Hotel and campervans in the area, as well as neighbouring properties.

More to follow…

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