Homes evacuated and road closed as suspected wartime grenade found in drawer

Four homes were evacuated after a suspected Second World War grenade was found in a drawer.

Police block the entrance at Glebe Place, Darlaston, following reports of a bomb being found
Police block the entrance at Glebe Place, Darlaston, following reports of a bomb being found

The device was discovered at an address in Glebe Place, Darlaston, just before 3pm yesterday.

Police cordoned off the area while bomb disposal experts were drafted in to seal with the grenade. The road was also closed.

Police block the entrance at Glebe Place, Darlaston, following reports of a bomb being found

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police are currently at an address in Glebe Place, Darlaston after a suspected World War Two grenade was found in a drawer at a house just before 3pm today.

"As a precaution a small cordon has been put in place and people living in four homes nearby have been evacuated.

"The explosive ordnance disposal team has been called in and the road remains closed off."

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