Police have closed off several streets in London after the discovery of a World War II bomb.

Soho police said: “Police were called at approximately 13:42hrs on Monday, 3 February to reports of a suspected WWII ordnance discovered at a building site near Dean Street, #Soho.”

“Cordons are in place and the item will be assessed.”

The cordens are in place between Oxford St, Charing Cross Rd, Shaftesbury Avenue, Lexington St & Poland St.

“All roads in between those mentioned are closing & evacuations will be taking place shortly.”

Several buildings within the area have been evacuated while police examine the device.



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