Bomb discovered in E. London prompts massive evacuation
A busy East London street was evacuated after what is believed to be a World War II bomb was discovered on Monday morning. Shoreditch High Street was closed off and nearby buildings evacuated.
Witnesses described seeing a swarm of police vehicles in the area and bomb squads racing down the street, the Evening Standard reports.
Eek. Shoreditch High street is closed from this junction to Shoreditch church. Allegedly a bomb scare.. pic.twitter.com/JYBzLoJU17— Sarah Palmer (@Palmaggio) February 27, 2017
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the newspaper that police were investigating an unexploded World War II shell at the scene.