LA Fitness Erdington pool ceiling collapse injures four

Ceiling collapse at swimming pool The ceiling collapsed above the swimming pool in Erdington on Sunday

Four people were injured when a plasterboard ceiling at a fitness centre collapsed above a Birmingham swimming pool.

About 50 people were evacuated from LA Fitness in Gravelly Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, after the incident at about 09:30 BST on Sunday.

The four people in the pool at the time suffered minor injuries but no-one was taken to hospital.

West Midlands Fire Service said the building was structurally sound.

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