Two suspected unexploded bombs dating back from the Second World War have been found in Newham. 

The items, which police say are "highly likely" to be ordnance, were found while redevelopment work was being carried out in Silvertown Dock earlier this week.

One of the items was cleared today (Wednesday, June 7), according to the Met Police, and an investigation into the second item has begun.

The Met said, however, that no further action would be taken until Monday, June 12.

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Newham MPS said on social media: "The safety and welfare of the local community remains our top priority.

"The increased police presence in the area, who are there for your reassurance and safety, will continue.

"If the suspected ordnance is confirmed, it may require disposal measures to be undertaken in the dock by experts.

"This could create a loud noise in the local area. Please do not be alarmed."

The immediate area around the Silvertown Dock site will continue to be cordoned off and activities by ordnance experts will not be visible, the force said.

The Met is working with Newham Council and developers, the Silvertown Partnership, during the investigation.