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Evacuation as live hand grenade is found in West Bromwich

Residents in a street in West Bromwich had to be evacuated today after a live hand grenade was found.

The street where the hand grenade was found Credit: Google Street View

People living within 25 metres of the explosive were temporary asked to leave their homes in Wyntor Lane while bomb disposal teams safely disposed of the grenade.

West Midlands Police said there were no injuries and no property damage as a result.


Fire service called after man traps self in weights machine

The incident happened at a Black Country gym this afternoon Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Fire crews, an ambulance and a paramedic had to be called after a man became trapped in a weights machine at a Black Country gym this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received the unusual call-out request to a gym in the centre of West Bromwich at just after 1pm.

The man had been working out using a heavy leg weight machine when he became trapped. Other people in the gym attempted to free him but eventually it fell to the fire service to help him out of the machine.

The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a fractured ankle. He was immobilised using a leg splint before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


Video: Two children narrowly escape death in West Bromwich drive-by shooting

A four-year-old boy and a girl aged 12 months have miraculously escaped being shot, as gunmen fired at their family home in a quiet residential street in West Bromwich.

The children were asleep in the upstairs front bedroom of the semi-detached property in leafy Shaftesbury Street during the early hours of last Sunday morning, when the gunmen targeted the property.

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