WWII bomb found by builders in central Southampton
4th March 2010.
At about 10:30 this morning our Hampshire Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) received a call that workmen had uncovered what appeared to be a WWII bomb while working on a site in central Southampton.
Along with colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service the duty tactical advisor and an emergency ambulance attended a rendezvous point opposite the Magistrates' Court while the immediate area around the building site was evacuated. There were no casualties.
At this time the incident is ongoing with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists assessing the scene.
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5th March 2010
The Second World War bomb that caused so much chaos in the centre of Southampton yesterday has now been removed by the Royal Engineers.
During the early hours of Friday (5th March) it was placed on the seabed of the Solent and will be blown up using a controlled explosion when the tides are right later today.