Firefighters were called to the Franciscan Convent in East Street, Littlehampton at about 9am yesterday, where four fire crews subsequently brought a blaze under control.

Police officers were able to evacuate residents to our Littlehampton Centre, situated across the road. Our wonderful staff attended the school site to make the residents welcome, offering refreshments and comfort. Well done Richard and Sharon!

We are pleased that there were no casualties, and the residents were able to return home later that afternoon.