lie here charmed (kraken_wakes) wrote in london_070705,
lie here charmed

Breaking News - Birmingham city centre evacuated

Police in Birmingham evacuated the city centre about an hour ago. Earlier they issued a warning they had received intelligence suggesting a terrorist threat to the area. The BBC are using the words 'critical' and 'specific' threat. (source: BBC Online, 10:00pm News on BBC1 and Reuters)

ETA: No vehicles were being allowed to be moved while helicopters had been hovering overhead since around 2000 BST. (BBC journalist Toby Brown)

ETA 2: Bomb squad officers have reportedly carried out a series of controlled explosions in the Broad Street entertainment district. (Sky News)
Tags: media, news, rumour
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