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Chelsea Bridge closed after suspected Second World War bomb found

The river crossing has been closed after the discovery on Monday (August 21)

Emergency services were called to Chelsea Bridge on Monday (August 21) morning(Image: Mike Stokoe)

Chelsea Bridge has been closed following the discovery of a suspected Second World War unexploded bomb.

Police have tweeted the river crossing and Embankment has been closed "temporarily".

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Time to wrap things up

With that statement from the police we’re wrapping up this blog.

Thanks for being with us through the day.

Remember, you can read our write-up here.

Ordnance 'safely removed and disposed of'

We’ve received tis statement from the Met:

Police were called at approximately 11.39am on Monday, 21 August to reports of a suspected WWII ordnance discovered near Chelsea Bridge, near Grosvenor Road, SW1.

“Cordons and road closures were in place while specialist officers attended and assessed the device.

“The ordnance was safely removed and disposed of.”

Photo from earlier today

This photo was taken by Mike Stokoe earlier today.

Emergency services were called to Chelsea Bridge on Monday (August 21) morning(Image: Mike Stokoe)

Summery of events

With the roads now returned to normal, we’ve rounded up today’s events in an article you can read here.

Bridge and surrounding roads reopened

Good news to bring you...

Roads affected

According to Transport for London, roads affected include Chelsea Bridge in all directions, Chelsea Embankment in all Directions and Grosvenor Road in both directions.

Police from Westminster have already warned about traffic problems.

'World War 2 bomb'

TfL map shows taffic

This TfL map shows traffic building around Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea Embankment an dother roads

Significant traffic

Discovery made this morning

Scotland Yard say police were called at 11.39am to reports of a suspected Second World War ordinance found near Chelsea Bridge and Grosvenor Road.

Cordons have been put in place and there are road closures in the area.

A spokesperson said: “The situation is ongoing.”

Chelsea Bridge closed

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