Residents in south London evacuated after unexploded World War II bomb found

Poplar Grove, New Malden (Google Maps)
Poplar Grove, New Malden (Google Maps)

South London residents were evacuated from their homes after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered on Tuesday afternoon.

Metropolitan Police were called to a property in Poplar Grove, New Malden just before 4pm.

A suspected unexploded World War Two ordnance was found in the garden, Met Police said.

Cordons were put in place and some evacuations carried out as a precaution.

Images from the scene show police cars blocking the street and a number of emergency services attending, including firefighters.

Specialist officers attended and it was later removed and taken for safe disposal.