Homes evacuated in false alarm bomb scare

Homes in a Warwickshire village were evacuated earlier after a suspected unexploded bomb was found.

Following an investigation by army bomb disposal experts it was found not to be an explosive device.

Builders working on a property in A45 London Road, near Stretton-on-Dunsmore, uncovered what was thought to be a World War Two mortar shell just before 13:17 BST on Tuesday.

Police set up a 100m cordon at the scene with nearby homes and properties being evacuated as a precaution.

Warwickshire Police thanked the public for their patience as officers worked to remove the cordon and reopen the road.

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