Controlled explosion carried out on wartime shell found in Greenhithe

Bomb disposal experts at the site.

Bomb disposal experts at the site.

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A controlled explosion was carried out on a wartime shell found in Greenhithe.

Bomb disposal experts were called at 10.30am on August 12 to reports of an unexploded device found at Johnson’s Wharf at the Lafarge cement works in Charles Street.

A team from the Royal Logistics Corps attended and the device, thought to be from the Second World War, was detonated at around 2pm.

Police established a cordon at the site near the Asda superstore which was removed once the explosion had been carried out. 

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3:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Citygirl83 says...

another unexploded WW2 bomb or something more sinister?
another unexploded WW2 bomb or something more sinister? Citygirl83
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8:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

C¥dne¥ says...

Isit something to be concerned about or was it just a wartime bomb?
Isit something to be concerned about or was it just a wartime bomb? C¥dne¥
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