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Police tape off Golden Lane Estate after WW2 bomb discovered

PUBLISHED: 17:37 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 21 May 2018

The unexploded bomb was found while workers were digging up what was Bernard Morgan House. Picture: Emma Matthews

The unexploded bomb was found while workers were digging up what was Bernard Morgan House. Picture: Emma Matthews

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Police have taped off the Golden Lane Estate after a Second World War bomb was discovered during excavation work this afternoon.

City of London police have set up a 400m cordon around the find, and have warned people to avoid the area.

Workers had been digging land on the site where Bernard Morgan House stood, ahead of the building of a new luxury block of flats.

Fortune Street park was evacuated following the discovery, according to Emma Matthews, who lives on the estate.

She told the Gazette: “They haven’t even bothered telling anyone in my block, but they did evacuate the park. They’re now digging again and not wearing protective clothing.

Police at the scene. Picture: Emma Matthews Police at the scene. Picture: Emma Matthews

“I saw a metal part and I think they are seeing if there’s any more of it anywhere.”

A huge police cordon has been set up. Picture: Jacqueline Swanson A huge police cordon has been set up. Picture: Jacqueline Swanson

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