City ‘grenade’ find sparks alert
Tuesday 20th August 2013, 5:50PM BST.
Bomb disposal experts have been called to a building site after a suspected Second World War grenade was discovered by workmen.
West Midlands Police said the device was found during a house demolition in Birmingham and reported at about 5pm.
“A builder at the site called to report a suspected grenade found during house demolition,” a force spokesman said.
Officers on the scene at an address in Bristol Road in the Selly Oak area of the city have closed off a section of the street, however no homes have been evacuated according to police.
“Explosive ordnance disposal officers (EOD) have been alerted,” the force spokesman added.
In a statement, the force said a 100-metre (320ft) cordon was now in place around the site.
“Bristol Road in Selly Oak is expected to be closed until around 8pm,” it went on.
“A bomb disposal team is en route to assess the suspected grenade find.”