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Just heard on the radio that pubs and bars in Birmingham city centre are being evacuated

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lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 20:44:41

due to police intelligence..

helsi Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:28

oooo whats this about then?

Nbg Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:31

Oh dear!

lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 20:46:58

Just on Radio 5, the centre is apparently being evacuated within the ring road but is just breaking news...

gigglinggoblin Sat 09-Jul-05 20:48:47

fingers crossed its just police being overly careful

Nbg Sat 09-Jul-05 20:49:31

It's on tv now.

Nbg Sat 09-Jul-05 20:50:10

Intelligence have been warned of a terror threat.

SaintGeorge Sat 09-Jul-05 20:52:24

Appears to be a 'public warning' at the moment, though it looks like they are evacuating Broad Street area.

No cars getting in further than the inner ring road.

lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 20:53:50

Where is your news from apart from the mention on R5 I can't see it on TV

Hulababy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:54:01

Hopefully it is a false alarm.

Generally these current groups don't give out warnings anyway.

fishfinger Sat 09-Jul-05 20:54:33

lots of muffin top in broad street
broad by name, broad by nature

Nbg Sat 09-Jul-05 20:54:39

Sky News. No one else has broke it.

Hulababy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:54:54

meonice - it is mentioned right at top of BBC news site - on the latest ticker tape thing.

lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 20:55:11

I don't think it was a warning from a group..

nutcracker Sat 09-Jul-05 20:55:18

Oh god, have just put the radio on to see if i can find out anymore.

Hope my brother isn't up there.

jayzmummy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:59:02

Sh*t no!!! My sister is going into the city centre tonight on a Hen Night.....Please dont let this be the start of a hellish to txt her and make sure all is well.

nutcracker Sat 09-Jul-05 21:00:51

Argh my brothers phones going to voicemail

Can someone update on here if they hear anything else please ?

Frizbe Sat 09-Jul-05 21:01:12

Yikes, bet my best friend is out up there....have txt'd her....

lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 21:02:10

It is at the moment a public security warning issued in response to inteligence..

tiffini Sat 09-Jul-05 21:02:15

pubs and clubs are being searched, not evacuated, according to sky news

nutcracker Sat 09-Jul-05 21:02:54

According to Sky news they have closed a few streets and no traffic is being allowed through either.

rickman Sat 09-Jul-05 21:03:55

Message withdrawn

tiffini Sat 09-Jul-05 21:05:18

oh, now they say they are evacuating clubs, pubs and restaurants.

nutcracker Sat 09-Jul-05 21:07:12

Seems like they have it under control, but still very frightening.

lemonice Sat 09-Jul-05 21:07:39

Radio 5 is there..

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