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London Soho evacuated: Workers and shoppers cleared from tourist hotspot - police on scene

Yesterday workers and shoppers were evacuated from the heart of the capital after a World War Two bomb was discovered. This afternoon, another part of the unexploded device was found sparking more chaos in Soho.

A police spokesman said: “Another part of yesterday’s WW2 ordnance has been discovered.

“Further road closures are going to be implemented shortly.

"It is likely that the closures will be Dean St & the surrounding area however this will be updated as soon as we can.”

The Dean Street disruption will be at the junction with Old Compton Street, Carlisle Place and Bateman Street. 


London Soho evacuatedSecond World War Two bomb found (Image: Jacob Gilles KBA)


London Soho evacuated: Police are on the scene (Image: Jacob Gilles KBA)

There will also be a police cordon on Bateman Street, at the junction with Frith Street, Meard Street at the junction of Wardour Street and St Annes Court on the junction with Wardour Street. 

Police also confirmed an update will be given if an evacuation is required.  

Commenting on the lockdown, Stephen Waddington said: "Dean Street, Soho closed again, another unexploded WW2 bomb discovered." 

Another person wrote: "Dean Street is being evacuated AGAIN!" 

More to follow...