Residents from six streets in Balsall Common were evacuated amid fears of the discovery of an unexploded bomb, which turned out to be a terrifying old engine part. Residents were cleared from their homes in a 100 metre radius surrounding a location in Speedwell Drive after a resident unearthed the scary looking device whilst digging their garden.
A Police spokeswoman explained:
“We thought we had an unexploded Second World War bomb but it turned out to be an old engine part.
The Explosives Ordinance Disposals team turned up and we were asked for a 100-metre cordon. Residents were evacuated for a short time.”
Residents were inconvenienced for their own safety by an evacuation order at 12.50pm until the ‘All Clear’ signal was given at 3.00pm.
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