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

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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

Read more:

Breaking: Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit to open late for three nights this summer

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter