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Pictures: Cordon in place at Hagley Road as police urge public to avoid the area

A cordon is in place on Hagley Road as police continue their investigations after a suspicious package was found this afternoon.

Police cordon in the area. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Residents in neighbouring areas have shared pictures of the ongoing situation with us:

Bomb disposal units are assessing the suspicious package. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Officers were called at 12.42pm after a box containing the suspect device was found at an address in Danford Close.

Police have urged members of the public to avoid the area. Credit: Annabel Goodby
Residents in roughly a dozen neighbouring properties are being asked to leave their homes. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Homes evacuated after suspicious package found in Stourbridge

Police have closed a section of Hagley Road in Stourbridge after a suspicious package was found at a property.

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Officers were called at 12.42pm after a box containing the suspect device was found at an address in Danford Close.

There is a 100m cordon in place as a precaution while the contents of the box are being assessed. Specialist bomb disposal officers are on their way to the location.

Residents in roughly a dozen neighbouring properties are being asked to leave their homes as a precaution at this time.

At this stage it is unclear what has been discovered at the address.

EOD specialists will be attending to determine exactly what has been found and ensure it is made safe.

We are working with Dudley Council to find temporary accommodation for those residents in the affected area and we will also be arranging transport for them if required.

We would ask people to avoid the area at this time.

– Chief Inspector Paul Ditta, from West Midlands Police

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