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Darlaston homes evacuated after hand grenade find

The scene of where the grenade was found
Image caption Police said the device "posed no danger"

A street was cordoned off after a hand grenade was found at a property in the West Midlands.

The device was discovered in Addenbrooke Street, Darlaston, at about 08:15 GMT by police who were executing a drugs warrant.

Police said bomb disposal experts found the device was de-commissioned and "posed no danger" and a 100m cordon was lifted at about 14:15 GMT.

Officers seized 15 cannabis plants and arrested a man and woman, police said.

"A 53-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and they are currently in custody helping officers with enquiries," a spokesman said.

Addenbrooke Street was earlier evacuated and Rough Hay Road closed to traffic.

A shelter was set up at Bentley Leisure Pavilion for residents who were later allowed back into their homes.

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