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West Bromwich Army Reserve base evacuated after controlled explosion on suspicious package

By Richard Guttridge | West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

An Army Reserve centre in the Black Country was evacuated due to fears over a suspicious package.

The bomb disposal team at the base today. Picture: West Midlands Police

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion at the base on Carters Green, West Bromwich, on Wednesday morning.

Officers arrived following a report a suspicious package was sent to the centre.

West Midlands Police has not yet said whether it is treating the incident as terror-related.

The sound of the explosion captured by police

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to the Army Reserve base in Carters Green, West Bromwich just after 11.10am to a report of a suspicious package which had been delivered to the centre.

"The centre was evacuated as a precaution, while EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) officers made their way to the scene.

"Bomb disposal experts have this afternoon carried out a controlled explosion within the premises and the package was safely detonated.

"An investigation is underway and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 913."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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