Homemade fireworks were behind a bomb scare which closed down a Derbyshire street and forced 200 people to evacuate their homes, it has emerged.
A highly dangerous substance was found in a flat in Newhall by officers responding to calls from neighbours.
Seven controlled explosions were carried out by bomb disposal teams - one of which was performed a mile away from the scene for safety reasons.
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He demanded the money after placing a carrier bag containing what appeared to be a heavy object on the counter.
Closures will be in place on the Aston Expressway, Park Circus and Salford Circus. There will be some full weekend closures and diversions.
West Midlands Police have said specially trained police negotiators are speaking with the woman to try and talk her down to safety.