Residents evacuated after WWII bomb found in west London


Residents of St Mary’s Grove, Chiswick, were evacuated after an unexploded WWII bomb was found in the garden of a residential property.

Following its discovery, specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police arrived to safely dispose of the item.

The police stated that: “the device has now been safely disposed of by controlled explosion”.

This incident comes just weeks after the discovery of another unexploded WWII bomb was found in Kingston, resulting in the evacuation of thousands of residents.

The unearthing of these types of weapons is not uncommon in London and the South East of the well as in the other many towns and cities that were bombed - across the UK, Germany and Europe.

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