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World War II grenade found on Selly Oak demolition site

Bomb disposal experts were called to a Birmingham building site after workmen found a wartime grenade.

The World War II grenade was found by workers at a demolition site on Bristol Road, Selly Oak.

The road was closed to all traffic at about 17:00 BST and opened again at 20:30 BST.

Police set up a 100m cordon around the area and evacuated a "handful" of people from nearby homes while investigations continued.

By 20:45 BST the force declared the area safe again.

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