POLICE have descended on the quiet village of Enham Alamein this afternoon after a 'ticking package' was reported in a phone box.

Hampshire Constabulary has told the Advertiser it was called at 3pm to reports of a suspicious package in the box phone on Newbury Road, near the Post Office.

An eyewitness told this paper: "There are four police cars here.

"Apparently there might be a ticking package in the phone box so all the talk is of a bomb scare.

"It's quite worrying."

Police said enquiries are "ongoing" and specialist officers are set to investigate.

More to follow.