A STREET near Redditch was sealed off by police following reports of a bomb scare.

Police swooped on a street in Astwood Bank yesterday (Sunday, March 22) after a resident found what was described as a small unidentified projectile.

Redditch South West and Rural SNT, along with the Army's EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) soldiers, attended.

A police spokesman said: "After examination at the scene it was taken away for further research and destruction."

They added that there was no risk to the public.