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Update: Unexploded Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

17:28 25 July 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.

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