Device behind M5 closure near Oldbury 'is flare'

A suspected “unexploded device” which closed part of a motorway was a flare, say police.

A member of the public found the object under the M5 motorway near Oldbury.

Police said officers and Royal Logistics Corps members had “safely detonated” the flare which was found in a canal.

The motorway had been closed in between junctions 1 and 2, but has now reopened.

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