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Police have closed Wood Lane towards Stanmore Hill after reports of unexploded World War Two bombs discovered in the area.

Police were called to the scene on Stanmore Hill at 1.04pm on Thursday (September 20) and were diverting traffic away from the area near Stanmore Cricket Club.

During WWII, the German bombing campaign focused on strategic locations such as major cities, meaning that Londoners are more likely than residents of more rural areas to encounter unexploded bombs.

Wood Lane, Stanmore, has been closed by police

A Met Police spokesman said: "We were called at 1.04pm to Stanmore Hill to reports of items of ordinance."

Most high explosive ordnance found is buried deep in the earth, meaning the general public are less than likely to come across one.

Generally, unexploded bombs are found by construction workers digging up the soil.

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Police confirm three suspected bombs and firearm were removed

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Stanmore Hill at 1.04pm on September 20 to reports of unexploded WW1 ordnance at the junction with Wood Lane.

“Officers attended the scene and discovered three suspected WW1 shells and a suspected firearm.

“Nearby roads were closed and a small number of properties evacuated as a precaution.

“The ordnance was removed by specialist officers and all roads have been re-opened.”