October 22 2014 Latest news:
Janine Rasiah, Senior Reporter
Friday, July 25, 2014
An unexploded Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.
Police were called to a construction site on the western edge of the park at 11.40am.
They then took the shell to be exploded in a controlled environment in Hackney marshes this afternoon.
Officers have now left the scene and a cordon put in place around the area where the discovery was made has been removed.
Full access to the park is now available.
A spokeswoman for the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for the park, confirmed that a shell had been found.
“It has been dealt with in liasion with the police and it has been removed,” she added.