#AceNewsReport – May.23: A suspected World War Two bomb this morning sparked the evacuation of a construction site and closed down polling stations: Disposal experts are examining an item in Kingston, south-west London where officers have closed off four roads as voters headed out for the European elections.
The Ministry of Defence is assisting officers and people are being evacuated from the area, as the council was left scrambling to find an alternative polling station for affected voters.
Kingston Metropolitan Police tweeted this morning: ‘ Police were called around 0915 on Thurs, 23rd May, to suspected World War Two ordnance found on a construction site on Fassett Road……………..’Officers are at the scene and cordons in place. The item has been examined by specialist officers. We have sought the assistance of MoD.’………Kingston Council confirmed that it had been informed of a World War Two bomb in the borough.
A spokesperson said: ‘ We’re working closely with emergency services who are evacuating the area. There’s a cordon in place at Beaufort Road, Fassett Road, Grove Lane and Grove Crescent. Please avoid the area. We’ll keep you updated.’
The authority also tweeted: ‘There is a cordon in place at Grove Crescent, Fassett Road, Grove Lane and Beaufort Roads. If you are planning to visit a polling station in one of these roads, please avoid the area until further notice. We will confirm your nearest polling station as soon as possible.’
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