Exclusive: Part of Birmingham University train station has been burnt down

Police confirmed it was an arson attack

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It has been reported that parts of the Birmingham University train station has been burnt down this morning.

British Transport Police revealed to The Tab that they were called at 1:12am and the fire is being investigated as arson.

As a result, trains from New Street and other stations have been cancelled and delayed.

One commuter told The Tab: "The station smells of ash, almost half the station is covered in black smoke. My journey time tripled due to the fact trains had to be rerouted through the station. I had to change platforms multiple times."

The blackened and burnt train station is a close call for some who worry about the safety of students at the university. Selly Oak has a population of over 26,000 people, the majority of which are students at the University of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious from around 1:00am to come forward:

Text: 61016

Phone: 0800 40 50 40