February 2020 – Police were called to a building site in London, England, after the device was discovered – as nearby streets are cordoned off.

A large part of central London’s busy Soho area was evacuated after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found at a building site.

Police were called at 1.42pm on Monday to Dean Street, connecting Oxford Street to Shaftesbury Avenue, which they cordoned off after the device was discovered near the Soho Hotel.

Most of the areas around Dean Street were cordoned off after the discovery but that was later reduced to the road’s junctions with Old Compton Street up to Carlisle Street.

People in Dean Street’s many cafes, restaurants, pubs and offices were evacuated.

Witnesses said there was “lots of commotion” in the area.

A Royal Engineers bomb disposal unit was called in and removed the half-tonne device.