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Redditch cordon removed

Police were called to Lea Croft Road, Redditch at around 11.45am today (Monday 2 July) to a report of a suspected World War II hand grenade being found.

A 50 metre cordon was put in place while a team of EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts dealt with it.

Inspector Nicola Slough said: "The EOD team have confirmed that the device did not contain any explosives, and it has been disposed of appropriately.

"Officers liaised with the nearby school throughout the incident and I hope our response has reassured residents that we take the necessary precautions in scenarios like this.

"The cordon has now been removed and officers will be carrying out patrols in the area to further reassure the local community."

Issued: 3.45pm, Monday 2 June, SM, Corporate Communications

Published 02/07/18