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Birmingham centre evacuated

A 100m cordon was put in place in the city centre after reports of an unattended bag.

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Police called to suspicious item in Birmingham city centre

Emergency vehicles on New Street in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Shortly before 6 o'clock emergency services were called to New Street in Birmingham city centre following reports of an unattended bag.

Shoppers waiting to get back inside the Primark store on New Street Credit: ITV News Central
Police on New Street Credit: ITV News Central

As a precaution a 100m cordon was put in place around the Primark and British Home Stores shops.

The Primark store was evacuated

The street reopened just before half past six. No train services have been affected at nearby New Street station.

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