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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.

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