Girl, 13, injured after explosives detonate in 'loud blast' outside house

A TEEN girl was hurt after explosives were detonated outside a home in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

Loud blasts were heard in Tipton just after midnight – with emergency services rushing to the scene.

Police today confirmed a teen girl, believed to be 13, who had been outside was hospitalised with superficial injuries.

A man and a woman were also treated for minor injuries at the scene.

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Residents were evacuated from the street as the bomb squad was called in to make the suspicious devices safe.

Neighbours told how they heard firework-like sounds and two explosions ring out on Coronation Road shortly after midnight.

One resident said: “I heard what sounded like fireworks and then screaming so I came outside.

“There were two blasts and it was loud. I saw smoke after it happened.”

The Explosives Ordnance Division (EOD) used robots to examine the devices with army teams seen in full protective gear.

Forensics experts were today scouring the scene for clues.

West Midlands Police said: "We have cordoned off and evacuated an area of Coronation Road in Tipton this morning after explosive devices were discovered outside a property just after midnight.

"A teenage girl from the property who was outside at the time, was taken to hospital with superficial injuries; no one else was hurt."

West Midlands Ambulance confirmed they had been called to the scene just aftermidnight.

They said the girl was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


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