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Bomb disposal in Brent

03 March 2017

Army bomb disposal experts are continuing to deal with a suspected WWII ordnance discovered in Brent.

Officers were called at approximately 11:30hrs on Thursday, 2 March, to The Avenue, NW6, London, after a suspected WWII ordnance was discovered at a building site. Nearby residences, businesses, schools and buildings have been evacuated as a precaution. Specialist officers from the Army are currently on the scene and assessing the device.

Cordons around the device have been put in place to facilitate the Army specialists and there are road closures in the area. The operation is expected to continue into Friday, 3 March and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Metropolitan Police are working to minimise disruption along with partner agencies including the local authority, British Transport Police, Transport for London and the London Fire Brigade as well the Army.

A reception area in Mortimer Road has been opened by the London Borough of Brent to assist those residents affected. They will be laying on local transport from the area.

Superintendent Nigel Quantrell, of Brent Borough, said: "I would like to thank the community for their continued support as we and our partners deal with this incident. I can assure you that we are working very hard resolve the situation. The public's understanding and cooperation is deeply appreciated."

If you want to check on an affected resident who lives in the area call the local authority helpline which is 020 8937 5788.

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