Police tape off Golden Lane Estate after WW2 bomb discovered
PUBLISHED: 17:37 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 21 May 2018
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.
“I saw a metal part and I think they are seeing if there’s any more of it anywhere.”