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Women dies in fire - investigators examine tumble dryer

An investigation is underway Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation is underway after a woman died in a fire in Frankley in Bromsgrove. It's thought it could be linked to a tumble dryer.

Two crews attended the scene in Coriander Close on Sunday afternoon with members of the public advised to avoid the area.

West Midlands Fire Service told ITV News Central that there's no evidence to suggest it's one of the tumble dryers which has recently been recalled.

They've released some safety tips for tumble dryers:

  • Remove the lint from the trap after every load of clothes dried.
  • Do not cover the vent or any other opening.
  • Ensure the vent pipe is free of kinks and is not crushed in any way.
  • Only use vent pipes that are recommended for use with tumble driers, not improvised ones.
  • Only vent the warm air to the outside of a building if required.
  • Do not put rags or materials into your tumble dryer if they have been used to soak up flammable liquids.

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Police appeal for help after laptop is stolen

Police appeal after burglars steal laptop Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

West Mercia Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a home in Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove.

At least one burglar forced entry into the house on Redditch Road between Friday and Saturday afternoon and stole a laptop.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101.

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