‘World War Two bomb’ dug up by builders in Hackney

Homes were evacuated in Hackney Central this morning after builders dug up what is believed to be a World War Two bomb.

Workers discovered the artillery shell in Eleanor Road shortly before 10am.

Police officers closed the residential street as bomb disposal experts arrived to examine the device.

Families were moved to safety from 30 surrounding houses, police say.

The explosion team declared the area safe and reopened the road at 11.10am.

The shell is currently being removed for tests.

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