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Stafford building collapse leads to safety checks

By Charlotte Callear | Stafford | News | Published:

A building has partially collapsed in Stafford prompting safety checks.

Collapsed building in Grey Friars. Picture: @StaffsFire

Firefighters were called to the crumbling building in Grey Friars at 6.44pm on Thursday.

No one was involved and it is expected to be demolished.

Images released show parts of the building which have crumbled.

Debris and bricks collapsed from the building which had been used recently as a storage area.

A spokeswoman from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to reports of a structure in a dangerous condition at around 6.44pm on May 24.

"No people were involved as the building was only used for storage.

"The surveyor advised no one to enter the building and demolition is being arranged. We left the scene at 8.25pm."

Staffordshire Fire posted onto Twitter: 'Crew from #Stafford attended partial building collapse. Thankfully confirmed no persons involved. Building Surveyor from @Staffordbc attended. #NotJustFires'

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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