A BOMB disposal team has carried out a controlled detonation in Worcestershire.

Eckington Bridge, on the Pershore Road and B4080, was closed by police following reports of a suspicious item found nearby.

There have been unconfirmed reports the suspicious item was a Second World War bomb.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Around 10am today (December 14) officers received a report of a suspicious item having been found near Eckington.

"Officers attended, closed roads and formed a cordon at a safe distance.

"Specialist teams carried out a controlled detonation of the item in a field."

No one was injured and the road was reopened within an hour.

Worcestershire Highways tweeted: "Eckington Bridge - police and bomb disposal experts are at the scene", after earlier saying: "Eckington Bridge is closed due to a police incident".

In August a controlled explosion took place of unexploded Second World War bomb that was fished out of the River Severn in Bewdley.

On that occasion police brought in a bomb squad to recover the device, which they later identified as a piece of ordnance.