Homeowners were left with their houses vulnerable to burglars after the huge blast from a controlled detonation of a Second World War bomb broke windows along a street
The unexploded device was found on a building site in Kingston, south-west London on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of a university and schools in the area, as well as homes.
It was detonated at around 4pm on Friday, leaving behind a large crater, but also caused windows along Fassett Road to smash, leaving residents concerned for their security.
Rachel Major posted a photo on Twitter of her broken windows with the caption: “waiting to get my window boarded up…”
Others tweeted asking whether there would be patrols on the road to make sure residents were safe from potential crimes.
Pete Wand-Tetley wrote: “@RBKingston please send help to clear up Fassett Road following WW2 #kingstonbomb we’re still cleaning up glass from the explosion!”
Others posted pictures of the impressive crater caused by the blast at the construction site.
They included Kingston Police, who wrote: “Close up photo of the WWII ordnance detonation site which left a massive hole. Police are looking into it. #BaDumTush #DadJokes #KingstonBomb.”