Explosive squad attend London Colney after WW2 bombs discovered

PUBLISHED: 11:17 29 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24 30 April 2020

The London Colney explosives were dealt with by a disposal unit. Picture: Steven Kordek

The London Colney explosives were dealt with by a disposal unit. Picture: Steven Kordek

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A bomb disposal unit was called to London Colney last week

The London Colney explosives were dealt with by a disposal unit. Picture: Steven KordekThe London Colney explosives were dealt with by a disposal unit. Picture: Steven Kordek

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Police were called at 12.51pm on Wednesday, April 22 to help the fire service after the discovery of 16 white phosphorous World War Two grenades which had been found while a building site was being excavated.

Road closures and a cordon were put in place while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal carried out a controlled explosion.

Resident Steven Kordek said: “It was very overwhelming. The explosion was unreal. I could feel it shake the ground. There was a massive mushroom cloud. Police did a brilliant job of keeping everyone safe.”


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