Breaking News: Wartime bomb is found in Beckton

AN exclusion zone has been set up following the discovery of an old wartime bomb in Beckton in the early hours of this morning.

AN exclusion zone has been set up following the discovery of an old wartime bomb in Beckton in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to the Beckton Sewage Works site following the discovery of the shell casing off Jenkins Lane.

Army bomb disposal experts have been called in. No homes have been affected and there is no threat to the public. But a 400 metre cordon and excluson zone has been set up around the area where the bomb was discovered, said a Scotland Yard spokesman.

This is a purely precautionary measure in such cases, and is standard procedure.


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Army experts have assessed the device. They have a number of choices in cases like these, including blowing it up on site or taking it away for detonation.

Part of the site is being developed. In view of the remoteness of the site, it is understood a controlled explosion of the World War Two bomb will be carried out later today.

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The last UXB was found on the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford back in 2009.

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