Authorities in Birmingham have restricted access to and from a convention centre hosting the annual conference of Britain’s governing Conservative Party due to a potential security alert, local police said on Monday.
The Conservative Party conference has been locked down because of a “potential security alert”, police have said.
Delegates were not being allowed to enter or leave the event, held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, on Monday afternoon.
The alert was reported shortly before the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, was due to address the annual conference.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “Due to a potential security alert we have temporarily restricted access to and from the ICC.”
No further details were immediately given on the reason for the alert.