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University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus closed 'as a precaution' amid reports of gas leak

The University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus was evacuated as a precaution this afternoon after reports of a gas leak in the area.

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The fire service received a number of calls from across the Black Country today about the smell of gas

Concerned residents called the fire service and a gas company about a "strong smell of gas" in the Black Country – but engineers said no issues with the network were identified.

A spokesperson for the University of Wolverhampton said the Gorway site was closed as a precautionary measure whilst investigations were conducted to ensure there were no safety issues on the campus.

They said: "No leak was found and the campus is cleared to open as normal on Tuesday.

"All students who live on campus can return and access their accommodation this afternoon as normal."

A member of staff told the Express & Star that events on the campus were cancelled and people were asked to leave without laptops.