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Sainsbury's fire: Boy, 15, charged after Blackheath blaze

The scene outside the Sainsbury's store Image copyright Aaqib Farooq
Image caption The incident at the store in the Halesowen Street led to several road closures

A 15-year-old boy has been charged after a fire in a Sainsbury's toilets led to the store being evacuated.

Armed officers were sent to the supermarket in Blackheath, West Midlands, on Saturday and several roads were closed.

A teenager has been charged with making an explosive substance and maliciously causing an explosive substance to endanger life.

The boy has also been charged with possession of a bladed article.

West Midlands Police confirmed the teenager was remanded in custody on Monday.

"No members of the public were hurt during the incident and road closures have now been lifted in the area," police added.

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