Unexploded WW2 bomb: Council goes door-to-door to persuade residents to evacuate homes | London

Newham council is going door-to-door trying to persuade local residents to evacuate their homes before work begins on removing an unexploded Second World War bomb.

The Royal Navy was called to the King George V Dock in east London after the device was discovered early on Sunday morning.

It was identified as a German 500kg fused device, with police quickly setting up a 214-metre exclusion zone to ensure there is no risk to the public.

Newham Council said work on removing the bomb is expected to begin on Monday evening, although it is likely that all residents in the exclusion zone will need to be evacuated first.

Some residents refused to leave their homes when officials knocked on their doors in the early hours of Monday, but the council says it will continue its evacuation attempts throughout the day.

Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2018-02-12/unexploded-ww2-bomb-council-goes-door-to-door-to-persuade-residents-to-evacuate-homes/