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Police cordon off area of Hyde Park after an unexploded WWII bomb in the Serpentine is found

Police cordon off a huge swathe of Hyde Park after uncovering a WWII anti-tank mortar in the Serpentine

  • Police have cordoned off an area of the Serpentine after a bomb emerged
  • Officers found it is an unexploded WWII bomb which was partially exposed
  • Specialist officers were called in and the North and South banks closed off
  • The bomb turned out to be an anti-tank mortar used in training in the city 

The Serpentine has been cordoned off by police after a WWII anti-tank bomb was found in the water.

A ‘partially submerged’ object, believed to be a huge explosive, was discovered in Hyde Park.

The North and South Bank of the Serpentine, Hyde Park were sealed off and the area guarded by uniformed officers.

Later, it was confirmed the WWII bomb was a  

A large cordon currently stretched from between the Triangle car park and the boat house on Serpentine Road.

The Serpentine has been closed off and police dogs brought in after what could be an unexploded bomb has been found 

Officers are currently stopping anyone getting through over fears the object is WWII unexploded ordnance 

Officers are currently stopping anyone getting through over fears the object is WWII unexploded ordnance 

Police in Westminster tweeted: ‘Police are dealing with reports of a possible unexploded ordnance device partially submerged in The Serpentine, Hyde Park, W1. 

‘Specialist officers are attending and a cordon is currently in place between the Triangle car park and the boat house on Serpentine Road.’

The area is closed while specialist officers are called in to assess the area and remove the object

The area is closed while specialist officers are called in to assess the area and remove the object

Police officers on bikes are on scene while specially trained officers are called in

Police officers on bikes are on scene while specially trained officers are called in

Police have blocked the banks of the Serpentine after the discovery on Friday afternoon 

Police have blocked the banks of the Serpentine after the discovery on Friday afternoon 

 

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