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Shoreditch High Street evacuated after WWII bomb found

EVACUATED: Shoreditch High Street

AN UNEXPLODED WWII bomb was discovered in Shoreditch and forced an evacuation of the busy London high street.

Workers were told to leave their offices along Shoreditch High Street until emergency services had made the sight safe, and a number of properties were also evacuated.

Officers were called at about 8.30am on Monday (Feb 17) but found only an inert device.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at approximately 8.3am on Monday, 27 February to Shoreditch High Street, near the junction with Hackney Road, E1 to reports of ordnance.

"Officers and specialist officers attended the scene and roads were temporarily closed. As a precaution a number of properties were evacuated while an assessment of the item was carried out."

She added: "The item was found not to be suspicious and not an explosive device.

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