Wartime bomb found at Olympic site
Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012
Builders working on the London 2012 Olympic Games site were forced to down tools after a Nazi bomb from the Blitz period was uncovered.
The 1kg device was found on Wednesday by an ordnance expert at the temporary basketball training courts in east London.
Scotland Yard's bomb experts were quickly sent in to dispose of the unexploded bomb.
An Olympic Delivery Authority spokesman said: "A small Second World War incendiary device, weighing around a kilogramme, was safely removed this morning from the site of a temporary Games-time basketball training venue on Leyton Marsh.
"A routine scan of the site in early February detected metal underground and because of this an ordnance expert was appointed to oversee the start of works.
"Police were immediately contacted after the device was discovered and it was later removed by specialist officers.
"At no time were nearby people or property put at risk and work has now resumed on site."
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