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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 3:22 PM

Brondesbury Park - suspected unexploded WW2 bomb

03/03/2017 11:50
Brent
Rescue

The operation to remove an unexploded World War Two bomb from a building site on The Avenue near Willesden Lane in Brondesbury Park, NW6 concluded on Friday evening (3 March).

The Brigade assisted the police and the army at the scene after the device was discovered on Thursday morning.

Specialist officers from the Army worked throughout the day and night and into Friday to make the device safe. At 19:30hrs on Friday (3 March) it was loaded onto a lorry and, an hour later, the lorry was driven away from the location.

During the incident safety cordons and local road closures were in place and a number of schools, nurseries and nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution. The local authority set up a reception centre to assist those people affected. All residents have now been allowed to return home and all cordons have been lifted.

The Brigade was called at 1150 on Thursday. Three fire engines, a fire rescue unit, a Command Unit and two Inter Agency Liaison Officers were at the scene.