Police cordoned off part of a road in Penge today (Tuesday, June 20) after an unexploded bomb was discovered.
The “small shell” from the Second World War was found on a building site, on Kingswood Road, which is just over a mile away from Crystal Palace, this lunchtime.
The road was cordoned off to pedestrians and motorists for around an hour and a half after police were called at around 1pm.
They evacuated the building site and the surrounding area.
Unexploded WW2 Bomb discovered Kingswood Road #Penge. Cordons are in place. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum. Please do not be alarmed.
— Penge & Cator Police (@MPSPengeCator) June 20, 2017
It has since reopened after police took the bomb to Betts Park, in Anerley, “to be dealt with”.
The park is currently closed with police telling residents its detonation poses “no risk to the surrounding houses“.
The public have been urged not to be alarmed if they hear the bomb explode.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We were called at around 1pm to reports of an unexploded shell being discovered at a building site on Kingswood Road, in Penge.
“Officers evacuated the site on arrival and cordoned off a section of the surrounding roads after finding what is believed to be a World War Two shell.
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