South London is paralysed by German bomb

An unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered this morning in Bermondsey, causing traffic chaos south of the river. Tower Bridge has been shut.

The device is located at Grange Walk, SE1.

Such things still happen.

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UPDATE 1300: Police say it’s a 1,000 lb bomb at Grange Walk. Officer reckons situation unlikely to be resolved today.

UPDATE 1800: As sun sets can confirm Abbey Street and all streets to south between Enid Street and Tower Bridge Road remain shut

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