Wolverhampton Central Mosque has been evacuated as part of a security alert into attacks on mosques in the local area. In a statement, police said:
As a result of urgent enquiries underway as part of the investigation into the attacks near mosques in Walsall and Tipton, information has been received regarding a possible device activation on 28 June at Wolverhampton Central Mosque, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton.
This new information has resulted in an evacuation of the mosque and the surrounding area at around 8 pm this evening (Thursday 18 July). This measure is in place to ensure the absolute safety and security of our communities.
A number of specialist and local police officers are at the scene and a military bomb disposal team is en route.
A number of road closures are in place.