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Police leave scene following bomb scare at Sidcup fire station

PUBLISHED: 16:51 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:56 08 October 2015

Sidcup fire station

Sidcup fire station

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Police were called after ordnance was reported at the fire station

Police were called earlier following reports of a man carrying ordnance to Sidcup Fire Station.

The call was placed at 1:50pm, and the fire station on Main Road was evacuated, after three unexploded World War Two artillery pieces were brought into the station.

The area was initially cordoned off, but has been reopened after police left the scene at 3:55pm.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Sidcup fire station was temporarily evacuated after three pieces of unexploded WWII artillery were brought to the station. The Brigade liaised with the Metropolitan Police in order to ensure the situation was resolved safely.

“Despite the station being evacuated, both fire engines remained available to respond to emergencies. The devices were made safe and removed by police.”

It is unknown why the ordnance was brought into the station.

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