It is estimated around 10% of bombs which fell during WW2 did not explode (Credit: Flightsoffancy / Wikipedia)
The Barking & Dagenham police account suggested the ordnance had been found in Choats Road, near the Thames, on Friday, 5 March.
Busy late shift for response team C @ #BarkingandDagenham. Dealt with among other things unexploded WW2 ordnance in Choats Road and our prisoner processing team has just charged 2 suspects for offences including Dangerous driving, assault and Public order. #mps Insp South AH
— Barking & Dagenham Police #Hands_Face_Space (@MPSBarkDag) March 5, 2021
Officers are yet to respond to further information about the incident.
The Ministry of Defence said it makes safe roughly 60 WW2 bombs every year.
During a separate incident, thousands of residents had to be evacuated after a 1,000kg German bomb was discovered in Exeter last month.
Doors and windows were damaged by a controlled explosion but most people have now been able to return home.
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