BOMB squads were called to an address in Bewdley after grenades were reportedly discovered by workmen.

People were evacuated from their homes while explosive experts investigated the scene in Kidderminster Road.

West Mercia Police closed the road from the junction with Grey Green Lane to the junction with Queensway and people were warned to avoid the area.

The road was reopened just after 3pm.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said earlier this afternoon: "A cordon is in place and a number of properties evacuated as a precaution whilst Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operators respond to reports of grenades being found in an address in Kidderminster Road, Bewdley.

"There are road closures in the area. Please take care and pay attention to the road closures."

Updates to follow.