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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.

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

Police name pedestrian victim in Hagley Road crash

The crash happened on the outskirts of Birmingham last night Credit: ITV News Central

Police have named a man from Halesowen who died in a road collision in Birmingham on Wednesday night and are appealing for information.

Mohammed Naseem was walking in Hagley Road West at around 8.20pm yesterday evening when it’s understood he was struck by a Mercedes car and a Peugeot van.

The 63-year-old man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. The drivers were spoken to by officers.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who lost his life and specialist officers continue to liaise with family."

"We are working hard to understand the circumstances that led to his death and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward."

"Hagley Road West is an extremely busy road and we are sure that there will be a number of witnesses, if you have not already done so then please get in touch with us."

– Sergeant Steve Newbury


Police appeal for help after CCTV issued of shovel attack

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a man was attacked with a shovel in Stourbridge in the early hours of Sunday 30th June.

Officers were called to Hagley Road, just off the main ring road, at around 4.45am to reports of a man who had been attacked.

An investigation was launched and police now believe the victim was attacked by three men who struck him several times with a shovel and kicked him as he lay on the floor. The 30-year-old was taken to hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition this afternoon.

Detectives have been following a number of lines of enquiry including trawling through CCTV footage and have identified two men they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and has been bailed pending further investigation.

This was a really nasty attack and the victim was extremely fortunate not to suffer life threatening injuries.

The trio ganged up on their victim for a prolonged attack and we are urgently appealing for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who recognises the two men in the CCTV image, if you know who they are please call us as soon as possible.

– Detective Constable Gareth Homer, from Force CID

Police defend decision to section Christina Edkins stabbing suspect

Asda rolls out collections in West Midlands stores for Christina Edkins

ASDA have announced its stores across Birmingham and the Black Country will collect money in memory of murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins.

The money will be given to the family do cover the costs of the funeral but also for things like a bench, plague [sic] or whatever the family sees fit for her memory. Other funds like this have created anti-knife campaigns and movements in schools around the country.

– 'RIP Christina Edkins' Facebook page
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