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Bexley road closed due to unexploded World War Two shell

PUBLISHED: 11:34 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 30 August 2018

Police were called yesterday to what was determined to be a newly-discovered World War Two ordnance in Church Manorway. Picture: Google

Police were called yesterday to what was determined to be a newly-discovered World War Two ordnance in Church Manorway. Picture: Google

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A road in Erith was closed off yesterday afternoon due to an unexploded World War Two shell.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed they were called at 3.45pm to what was determined to be a newly-discovered World War Two ordnance in Church Manorway.

The 14-inch shell was taken away for disarmament at 5.03pm.

Police cordons were put in place while emergency services made sure the area was safe.

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