Chelsea bomb scare: Road is closed after ‘unexploded WWII device’ is found on building site

Chelsea bomb scare: Road is closed after ‘unexploded WWII device’ is found on building site

  • Chelsea Embankment has been closed after ‘unexploded WWII bomb’ is found
  • The device was discovered on a building site this morning, Met Police said
  • Emergency services are on the scene and traffic has been diverted¬†

A street has been closed in west London after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered on a building site.

Chelsea Embankment has been closed between Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road after the device was discovered this morning.

The main road near the National Army Museum, and opposite Battersea Park, is closed in both directions.

Chelsea Embankment (pictured) has been closed between Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road after the device was discovered this morning

Emergency services are on the scene.

Congestion is currently stretching to Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea Bridge Road, Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 9.30am on Saturday, 14 December to a construction site on Chelsea Embankment close to Bull Ring Gate, SW3 following the discovery of what is believed to be World War Two ordnance.

‘Emergency services are in attendance.’A cordon has been put in place and a number of surrounding roads have been closed to traffic.’

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