'Grenade' discovery sparks road closure in Stourbridge

The discovery of what was feared to be an old grenade under a mattress sparked the closure of a road in Stourbridge today.

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Police cordon off the road on Sunday morning

Experts were called to examine the find,  which was made shortly before 10am by members of the River Stour Clear Water Project.

It was discovered under a mattress in Ludge Bridge Rook, off Wollescote Road, Wollescote.

Officers closed Wollescote Road as a precautionary measure, and drivers were urged to avoid the area.

But at around 2pm, the all-clear was given and the road was opened again when it was confirmed the item was in fact harmless.

Reporter Andrew Turton was at the scene: