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WWII bomb found in Aston, Birmingham

Scene of incident
Image caption A 100m cordon was in the place around the site, but has been lifted

Three roads of terraced houses in Birmingham were evacuated after the discovery of a World War II bomb.

The bomb, which was about 60cm long and 15cm in diameter, was found by workmen in Aston at 09:40 GMT.

Army bomb disposal experts confirmed it was a WWII mortar round and took the device away to carry out a controlled explosion, police said.

A 100m cordon put in place after the discovery at the junction of Aston Hall Road and Union Road has been lifted.

Traffic in the area was diverted.

"The Army will now be taking the device back to their base for a controlled explosion," West Midlands Police tweeted.

All cordons have been lifted and officers were leaving scene.

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