Thousands of City Centre residents were woken, at around 4:30AM this morning (13/02) to the sound of a fire alarm going off at the BT Tower on Lionel Street.

West Midlands Police were dispatched to the scene after receiving around 50 calls. The disturbance went on for several hours.

A spokesperson from BT Group, said: “We are investigating what triggered the false alarm and why it was not deactivated sooner.

We’re extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused and will do whatever we can to stop something like this happening again.”

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