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WWII bomb found by builders in central Southampton

The bomb found in London Road (pic from BMP Construction Ltd)
The bomb was being dealt with by experts from the Royal Logistics Corps

A cordon remains in place in Southampton after an unexploded German World War II bomb was found at a building site.

Hampshire police said the 45kg (100lb) device was found by construction workers in London Road at 1005 GMT.

A 200m (220yd) area was cordoned off and buildings evacuated.

Some people are now being allowed back in but the device is still being inspected by a team from the Royal Engineers who hope to move it soon.

Office workers and other people were being allowed back into the cordoned off area if they had a legitimate reason to go back.

London Road consists mainly of bars, clubs, shops, offices and some flats. There are no reports of any injuries.



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