An area of Aston has been cordoned off after an unexploded WWII explosive device was uncovered at a construction site in Priory Road today (15/05).

Police were called around 9.45AM following the discovery; after consultation a 500m perimeter has been put in place as a precaution.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police, said: “A number of businesses and houses in the area have been evacuated as a precaution and the A38 Aston Expressway has been closed in both directions.

It is understood that some train services will be affected as the train lines run parallel to the A38.

The EOD have been informed and are en route to assess the device.”

(Image: Scott Stirling)