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Police cordon off Kentish Town road after reports of possible ‘unexploded bomb’

Workmen made the discovery while digging in the road

10 November, 2020 — By Bronwen Weatherby

Officers sectioned off a part of the road as a precaution (@masadryan)

A ROAD in Kentish Town was taped off by police this afternoon (Tuesday) after the discovery of what was believed to be an unexploded Second World War bomb.

Workmen who were digging in Malden Road found what police said they believed to be ‘two pieces of historical ordnance’.

Police arrived and secured the scene, while specialist officers carried out checks. Police dogs were also brought in to help.

The Met Police said an assessment found the objects “posed no risk to the public”.

“It was determined that the items were inert anti-tank shells or similar,” a statement added.

The 200m cordon, erected as a precaution, was lifted just after 3pm.

A Camden police statement said: “It was investigated and given the all clear. As always, however, please do not hesitate to get in touch should you see something of concern or out of place.”

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