Army bomb disposal experts have worked through the night to stabilise and defuse an unexploded 110lb WW2 bomb in Wembley that caused traffic disruption and homes and offices to be evacuated.
The air drop World War Two Sprengbombe-Cylindrisch general purpose 50 kg German Bomb was uncovered during construction works in Empire Way Wembley yesterday and is within 200m of Wembley Stadium and just 50m from flats, cranes and towers.
It is believed the bomb was dropped over London during Nazi German bombing raids in the early 1940s but unusually did not detonate. It has lain undisturbed deep in the ground for 70 years but took a few knocks from mechanical diggers when it was unearthed yesterday afternoon.
Bomb disposal teams from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Royal Logistic Corps and Sappers from 33 Engineer Regiment Explosive Ordnance Disposal are currently involved in the operation.
All photos courtesy of British Army/Sgt Rupert Frere RLC