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Wednesday update on disorder in Birmingham


The police have confirmed that there has been no disorder in Birmingham and the region as a whole remains peaceful.

As a precautionary measure there is no access to Birmingham City Centre from the inner ring road.


There are no signs of disorder in Birmingham City Centre.  The police have deployed significant resources and will take a robust approach to prevent disorder.

Roads into the city centre are subject to closures by the Police.

Buses will now be terminating on the inner ring road and will not be continuing into the centre.

Train services at the three mainline train stations (Snow Hill, New Street, Moor Street) are running as normal.  Midland Metro is operating as normal.


We are continuing to support the police in their robust policing of any disorder.  We are working very closely with communities affected by recent events.

There will be a further increase in police officers in the City this afternoon and evening.  Decisions are being taken by some city centre stores and businesses to close early this afternoon.

We are currently aware that the Bullring will close at 4pm and the Mailbox at 5pm.  The Custard Factory will close at 4pm.  House of Fraser will also close at 4pm.

The police are aware of information circulating via social media and other sources and will take appropriate action, including to dispel any rumours.  Information can be passed to the police via or by freephone 0800 096 0095 or by a local rate number 0207 158 0125.  We will continue to post information on our website if any incidents occur or we have any new information.


Birmingham Resilience Team are continuing to liaise with the police. Clean up is progressing and members of the community are keen to be involved. All parts of the city centre are open for business as usual. All public transport operating as normal and roads are open apart from a section of the Dudley Road.


Birmingham Resilience Team have been continuing to support the Police operation across Birmingham overnight.

We are now working on an early morning clean up of areas affected by last night’s disorder.  There were sporadic incidents throughout the City Centre, and also smaller groups in a number of other areas across the City.  In addition to the City Centre, we understand that small parts of Digbeth, Bordesley Green, Small Heath, Aston, Winson Green, Kings Heath, Nechells, Handsworth and Perry Barr were affected at some stage during the evening.

There are no areas of disorder remaining and the City Centre is open for business as usual.  There are no parts of the city centre closed.   Public transport is operating as normal this morning.

There was a serious Road Traffic Collision (RTC) overnight on Dudley Road, between Algernon Road and Cavendish Road.  This has resulted in both sides of the carriageway remaining closed while Police continue their investigations.   A diversion route will be in operation shortly.

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