Unexploded World War II bomb found in London B&Q

Shoppers and staff evacuated from shop in New Malden

Unexploded World War II bomb found in London B&Q

A B&Q in south London had to be evacuated after an unexploded World War II bomb was found near the premises.

The shop on Burlington Road in New Malden was closed on Friday afternoon after the object was reported to police.

A spokesman for the Met told the Evening Standard that they were alerted to "reports of an object believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb".

Kingston Police kept the public up to date on Twitter, writing:

Before letting everyone know the situation had been dealt with.

According to ITV News, a London Fire Brigade spokesman said on Friday: "The Brigade was called at 13.47pm and the incident was over for us at 2.44pm.

"A mortar shell was declared safe by police, there was no action by the Brigade.

"A cordon that was in place has been removed and all roads are now open."

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