Chelsea Embankment has been closed after ‘unexploded WWII bomb’ is found
The device was discovered on a building site this morning, Met Police said
Emergency services are on the scene and traffic has been diverted
A Second World War bomb has been discovered by construction crews building a new ‘super sewer’ under the River Thames.
The unexploded device was discovered by engineers who are working on the Tideway Project construction site in Chelsea, west London.
Chelsea Embankment has been closed between Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road after the device was discovered this morning.
The main road near the National Army Museum, and opposite Battersea Park, is closed in both directions.
The site is close to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the nursing home for about 300 army veterans. No evacuations have taken place.
Chelsea Embankment (picture) has been closed between Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road after device was discovered this morning