Major Fire Breaks out at Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth

Police have confirmed that Officers are currently working in partnership with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service at the scene of a fire at the George Bryan Medical Centre in Tamworth.

There are no reported casualties. All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the centre and are being transferred to other local medical centres.

The area remains closed whilst the fire service continues to control the fire.

Officers were called at 9.15pm this evening to the centre on Plantation Lane, Mile Oak.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that they have 10 appliances at the location.

Police have closed the B5404 Watling Street at Mile Oak due to this incident. It is closed from Fazeley Island to Mercedes lights.

There are reports that a patient from the George Bryan Centre has fled the scene in the commotion caused by the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 796 of 11 February 2019.