London's Hyde Park partly evacuated after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered
Both the north and south bank of the Serpentine, a lake within Hyde Park close to Kensington Palace was closed due to “the discovery of suspected WW2ordnance,” said police. The Serpentine and surrounding areas have since been re-opened following the discovery of an unexploded "WW2 mortar round, used for training by the Home Guard."
Device in Serpintine recovered - an inert WW2 mortar round used for training by the Home Guard. Serpentine and surroundings re-opened. As Cpl. Jones would say: “Don’t panic!”— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) November 16, 2018
#Westminster— London 999 Feed (@999London) November 16, 2018
Police are dealing with reports of a possible unexploded ordnance device partially submerged in The Serpentine, #HydePark,#W1. A cordon is currently in place between the Triangle car park and the boat house on Serpentine Road.
Pictures from the scene showed officers gathered by the water's edge, while others were aboard a rubber dinghy.
The North and South Bank of the Serpentine, Hyde Park are currently closed due to the discovery of suspected WW2 ordnance. Apologies for the inconvenience this causes, officers are on scene and investigating.— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) November 16, 2018
The Royal Parks said in a statement, released on Twitter: "We can confirm that a suspicious object, probably an unexploded WW2 bomb, has been found in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park."
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