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'I felt my floor move': Shops and pub evacuated after 'explosion' in central Dudley

Shops and a pub were evacuated after an 'explosion' in a vape shop in Dudley town centre that made neighbours feel "the floor move".

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The scene at Wolverhampton Street

Residents in Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, reported hearing a loud noise at about 3.15pm on Wednesday and seeing glass strewn across the ground. One witness reported seeing a man taken away in an ambulance.

A local resident told the Express & Star: "I was sitting in my room around 3.15pm when I heard what sounded like an explosion and felt my floor move.

Wolverhampton Street

"I looked outside and saw glass everywhere and a man staggering out from the shop, which is called Amsterdamned. He got taken away by ambulance.

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