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City Centre Road Closures




Wednesday 14th Jul 2010, 11:10am

West Midlands Police have provided the following update to the incident in the Newhall St/Lionel St area yesterday-

Update on suspicious package and road closures. The package has been examined by the EOD and it has now been established that the package was not harmful and posed no risk. A thorough investigation will now begin into what is believed to be a malicious hoax. WMP are keeping an open mind in terms of motive, but cannot rule out that it was racially motivated.

Race hate crime will not be tolerated and the investigation will be led by the force CID. Anyone with information should contact force CID on 0345 113 5000.

West Midlands Police recognise that a significant amount of disruption was caused due to the road closures and evacuation and thank people for their patience and understanding.




Tuesday 13 July 2010  15:47

Today’s incident in the Lionel St area has now been resolved. Cordons have been removed and the affected roads and car parks reopened. Snow Hill Station has also been reopened.

Tuesday 13 July 2010  13.35

Livery Street, Lionel Street, Constitution Hill and Floodgate area has been evacuated, residents from the above roads are now asked to remain indooors until further notice.

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