Streets in Soho were evacuated yesterday after the discovery of a reported 500kg WWII bomb.

Press articles reported that the device was found on a construction site on Dean Street near the Soho Hotel. An EOD team attended and safely removed the bomb overnight to a location where it will be detonated.

The find highlights the importance of considering unexploded ordnance as a potential risk during construction works across London and the UK.

1st Line Defence can provide both Preliminary and Detailed UXO Risk Assessments to find out if your site is at risk, and provide proactive UXO support and specialist surveys to keep construction operatives safe. Call us on 01992 245020 or email for more information.

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