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

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Furious 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."

Keeley Malone, 21, told the Mail: "People were crying in the streets, it wasn't very nice to see really. From what I saw yesterday it was horrible. Most of the house windows down the road were smashed. There was sand everywhere."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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