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Police say ‘nothing of note’ found in major excavation project

Updated: 4:41 pm, May 13, 2015

WEST Midlands Police have confirmed that “nothing of note” was found following a major excavation project of land near the Ricoh Arena following a tip-off.

Officers and a forensic team cordoned-off the site off Hales Industrial Estate near the stadium on Tuesday, Feburary 17 and left the site on Friday, February 20.

In a statement from the force, a spokesperson said: “Police were excavating an area of land off Hales Industrial Estate in Rowleys Green Lane, Foleshill.

“This was acting on information recently received from a member of the public.

“It is not believed the excavation was connected to any on-going investigation at this point.”

A forensic officer carries bags back to the van. Picture by Jon Mullis 07.015.019.cov.jm3

Police cordoned off the area. Picture by Jon Mullis 07.015.019.cov.jm2

The forensic tent in the storage yard. Picture by Jon Mullis 07.015.019.cov.jm4

The site was kept top secret by officers. Picture by Jon Mullis 07.015.019.cov.jm6

The excavation took place on land surrounding the Hales Industrial Estate, off Rowleys Green Lane. Picture by Jon Mullis 07.015.019.cov.jm8