It’s the second bomb this month to be “dealt with” in the borough. (Credit: Flightsoffancy / Wikipedia)
The Metropolitan Police were called to Chequers Lane yesterday morning after receiving reports about an unexploded ordnance.
Officers found the historic weapon just after 10am.
Sgt Carroll Wheelan told Time 107.5: “Cordons were put in place and a controlled explosion took place.
“The ordnance has now been removed by specialist officers and the cordons have now been removed.”
Earlier this month, Barking and Dagenham police tweeted they had “dealt with” another unexploded bomb in Choats Road.
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
The Ministry of Defence said it makes safe roughly 60 WW2 bombs every year.
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