Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground evacuated after ‘World War Two’ bomb discovered



Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground has been evacuated after a suspected World War Two bomb was discovered.

Police swooped on the club’s practice ground in Enfield just after 3pm on Friday following reports of a suspected “ordnance”.

A cordon  was erected and surrounding roads were closed while specialist officers assessed the device. A crew from London Fire Brigade was also dispatched to the scene.

Police said that some residential homes on and around Bullsmoor Lane were also evacuated as a precaution.

It is not yet known if any first-team players were present at the ground during the evacuation.

The club’s training ground is located in Enfield, north London (Google)

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police in Enfield were called at approximately 15:06hrs on Friday, 29 September to Bullmoor Lane, EN1 after a suspected WWII ordnance was uncovered in the Tottenham Hotspur training ground.

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“Cordons and road closures have been in place while specialist officers attend and assess the device.”

The incident was stood down at 4.40pm.

A club spokesperson told the Standard:  “An unidentified piece of metal was unearthed on the Training Centre site earlier this afternoon and, as a precaution, the Metropolitan Police cordoned off the surrounding area.

“The incident was cleared shortly after as the object was found to hold no danger.”

Spurs are set to face Huddersfield away on Saturday in the Premier League.



Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/tottenham-hotspurs-training-ground-evacuated-after-world-war-two-bomb-discovered-a3647256.html

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