Unexploded Bomb on Elthorne Avenue

Witnesses report hearing a controlled explosion

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Elthorne Avenue, in Hanwell has been closed off this morning after builders reportedly dug up a WW2 Mortar bomb in a garden.

The road was shut at around 11:30 (Tuesday 5th Nov ) and a specialist disposal team was called.

There have been minor traffic delays on Boston Road.

In the last hour witnesses report hearing a controlled explosion at the bottom of Elthorne Park.

This just in from MPS:

Police were called at 11.12 hrs on Tuesday 5 November by workmen who had uncovered an unexploded shell whilst working on a property in Elthorne Avenue, Hanwell.  

Officers attended and cordons were put in place in Boston Road, Seward Road, Elthorne Park Road and Manton Avenue. 

 Some residents  were evacuated from their homes as a precautionary measure.   Specialist officers attended and confirmed that the device was an unexploded WW2 artillery fuse. They moved the device to nearby Elthorne Park where a controlled explosion was carried out.   Cordons were lifted at approximately 1300hrs.  

Officers from Ealing thank local residents for their patience while the incident was dealt with.


5th November 2013


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