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Stourbridge's Old Quarter declared safe after bomb alert
4:03pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
A DEVICE thought to be an unexploded bomb found in Stourbridge's Old Quarter today (Saturday) has been taken away by the bomb squad.
The item, found while roofing work was being carried out on a house in Clark Street, saw police officers alerted, motorists diverted and residents in the street and neighbouring Cleveland Street told to stay indoors.
But after a visit from the bomb squad a spokesman for West Midlands Police told the News the item found was "not a viable device".
The 12 to 18 inch item, believed to be from the 1950s, was taken away without the need for a controlled explosion.
Clark Street and Cleveland Street, which were closed to traffic and pedestrians for a short time during the drama, have since reopened.
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