Residents on London street left with shattered windows after controlled detonation of WW2 bomb

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A controlled detonation was carried out after the unexploded WW2 bomb was found in Kingston, London (Picture: Kingston Police)

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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.”

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