Police investigate 'suspected bomb' in central England

July 12, 2013 18:21

LONDON - British police said on Friday they were investigating reports of a "loud bang" outside a mosque in a town in central England which a local politician said was a "suspected bomb blast".

West Midlands police said they were alerted to the reports of the bang in Tipton near Birmingham shortly after 1 p.m. No injuries were reported and it was not clear if there had been an explosion, a spokesman said."A cordon has been set up and the immediate area is being evacuated as a precautionary measure while police investigate what caused it," police said in a statement.

"Some residents have reported finding debris in the area and finding nails. This is being investigated by forensic officers at the scene."

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