19th Dec, 2018

Collapsed building in Redditch causes residents to evacuate

Harry Leach 16th Jul, 2018 Updated: 16th Jul, 2018

REDDITCH residents were evacuated from their homes after a building collapsed in the early hours on Sunday morning (July 16).

Hereford and Worcestershire Fire Service attended the scene, in Mount Pleasant, at 12.06am but the cause of the collapse is still unknown.

Residents from one flat and five houses were escorted away from the incident whilst the fallen building was made safe.

The fire service sent in a trained search dog to see if anyone was trapped inside.

Luckily no one was trapped or injured.

A structural engineer, along with West Mercia Police, were also called to the incident to aid in anyway they could.

Road closure remains in place at Mount Pleasant following the building collapse.

Robert Allen, group commander for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said at least two families, and a business have been affected by the evacuation and will be supported by the British Red Cross.

He said: “We are waiting for structural engineer feedback on what to do from here.

“Mount Please and Beaufort Street have barriers in place until we have finished our assessment.”

People are asked to avoid this area in the meantime.

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