Eastbourne’s Caffe Nero closed suddenly today due to ‘an emergency.’

The coffee shop was packed at 11.30am when customers were all told to leave immediately.

One customer who contacted us said: “There was a huge queue and the shop was packed.

“Suddenly a member of staff said we all had to leave, and the shop was empty in minutes.

“There was talk of a family emergency, and the shop already being short of staff.”