A primary school has been evacuated and roads closed after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found behind a shopping centre in Lewisham, London.
Police and specialist bomb detectives were called to a building site on at 9:14am local time with a 200 metre area being cordoned off to allow officers to investigate the area.
According to a local shop, the device was found near a petrol station just behind a local shopping centre.
Nearby school St Margaret’s Lee CE Primary School has been evacuated as along with several other homes in the surrounding areas while police carry out an assessment on the bomb.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area as road closures had caused road congestion in surrounding areas.
Chief Superintendent Kate Haplin of Lewisham’s borough, said: ‘The bomb has been undisturbed for many years, so having been disturbed by building works today, we were concerned of the potential risk this could cause.
‘For the safety of the public a large cordon was put in place and some homes, schools and businesses evacuated. That cordon remains in place, and at this stage I am unable to say when it is likely to be lifted.’
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)