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Schools evacuated for second time in a week after threats

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Students at two schools which were forced to evacuate students last week have had to be sent home after new threats were made.

Bristnall Hall Academy and Oldbury Academy in Oldbury both reported threats.

Police were called into investigate hoax threats made against four schools in the West Midlands last Tuesday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Schools evacuated due to security scare

Three schools in Sandwell and one in Dudley have been evacuated because of a security scare.

There are unconfirmed reports that the schools have been closed because of a bomb threat.

The schools affected are Bristnall Hall Academy, Oldbury Academy and Holly Lodge in Oldbury and Leasowes School in Halesowen.

Police are at all locations and have since released a statement.

A police investigation is now underway to find the person responsible for the calls Credit: ITV Central

Some institutions took the independent decision to evacuate students. All are safe and being cared for as usual by staff.

The calls were received between around 9am and 9.30am.

A police investigation is now underway to find the person responsible for the calls.

Anyone with information which may aid officers should call police on 101.

– West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have said the schools that have been affected are:

  • Oldbury Academy, Pound Road, Oldbury
  • Holly Lodge High School, Holly Lane, Oldbury
  • Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury
  • Leasowes High School, Kent Road, Halesowen
Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury was one of the schools affected Credit: ITV Central

Police get more time to question men over Oldbury murder

The men were arrested on Monday Credit: PA

Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Oldbury have been granted extra time to question two men arrested in connection with the investigation.

The two men, a 36-year-old from Stourbridge and a 42-year-old from Rowley Regis, were arrested on Monday night and can now be held until late tomorrow night.

The 36 hour warrant of further detention was granted by Birmingham magistrates earlier.

Inderjit Singh Dhariwal was left with serious head injuries after an incident at Samsons Banqueting Suite in Rood End Road in Oldbury just before 2am on Sunday.

The 49-year-old had been attending a charity event at the venue.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died of his injuries yesterday.

Vigil held to remember victims of Paris attacks

Muslims came together to remember those who were killed in last week's Paris attacks Credit: Andy Bevan / ITV News Central

One week on from the terror attacks in Paris which left 129 dead, people across the Midlands came together this afternoon to remember those who were killed and to show their defiance of the terrorists' threats to bring similar atrocities to this country.

Muslims in Sandwell held a silent vigil in Oldbury Civic Square. The Inclusive Muslim Action Network (IMAN) - a coalition of Sandwell Muslim organisations, mosques and partners - invited representatives from other faiths to join them to remember those who died.

This evening a vigil will be held at Lichfield Cathedral in memory of those killed in last week's Paris attacks, the Russian air disaster in Egypt and the recent bombing in Beirut.

Muslims in Sandwell held a silent vigil in Oldbury Civic Square. Credit: Andy Bevan / ITV News Central
Representatives from other faiths were invited to join them and remember those who died. Credit: Andy Bevan / ITV News Central
The vigil was held by the Inclusive Muslim Action Network (IMAN) - a coalition of Sandwell Muslim organisations, mosques and partners Credit: Andy Bevan / ITV News Central

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