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Evacuations after 'WW2 bomb' found on Lewisham building site

Cordoned off street where the ordnance was found Image copyright @simonreadd
Image caption Lee High Road has been cordoned off following the discovery of the ordnance

A device thought to be an unexploded World War Two bomb was found on a building site in south-east London.

It was discovered just after 09:00 BST in Boone Street, Lewisham.

Part of Lee High Road was cordoned off while specialist officers assess the scene. A school and some neighbouring properties were evacuated.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area as the Army worked to remove the bomb.

The area reopened just after 16:00 BST.

On Wednesday, a WW2 bomb was detonated in a controlled blast on another building site in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets.

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