School evacuated after 'unexploded World War II bomb' found on building site
Published 22/04/2016 | 12:40
A school has been evacuated after a suspected unexploded bomb from the Second World War was found on a building site.
Police were called at just before 9.15am to Boone Street, south-east London, following reports of the discovery.
Scotland Yard said the object is believed to be a "WW2 ordnance" and initially did not elaborate on whether it was a bomb, a gun, or another form of weaponry.
But a spokesman later said it was believed to be an unexploded bomb.
Police and specialist officers are currently at the scene, where a cordon of 200 metres is in place, and is likely to be there for some time.
As a precaution, a local school and a number of properties have been evacuated while an assessment of the object is carried out, police said.
Significant disruption has been caused by a number of road closures and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.