Page last updated at 20:38 GMT, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 21:38 UK

Man held over firework evacuation

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after a large amount of fireworks were found at a flat in Birmingham.

Homes in part of Erdington were evacuated twice - on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday morning - while a bomb disposal team was brought in.

Residents were moved to a sports hall in nearby Edmund Campion School on Tuesday night but they were allowed to return home after an hour on Wednesday.

A 25-year-old man was arrested under the Firearms Act.

Homes around the flat in Swan Gardens and in neighbouring Machin Road were evacuated and main roads and part of a nearby railway line were shut for three hours on Tuesday evening, police said.



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific