Live updates

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.

Credit: ITV News Central

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


No trains between Snow Hill to Stourbridge

No trains are running between Snow Hill and Stourbridge on the London Midland line due to heavy flooding.

Trains are affected between Snow Hill and Stourbridge Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Tickets are being accepted on a number of local buses and trains.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.


Appeal after woman hit by bus in Stourbridge

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a bus in Stourbridge on Friday.

Credit: Google Street View

Officers were called to Church Street at just before 2.20pm after a bus collided with a 55-year-old woman.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious head injuries where she remains in a critical condition.

This was a nasty collision that happened at a time of day when other people would have been around.

We would ask anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch with the investigating officers by calling 101.

– PC Chris Ridge, from the Collision Investigation Unit
Load more updates