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Army works to defuse unexploded WWII bomb

22nd May 2015

An unexploded World War Two bomb uncovered by builders near Wembley Stadium poses "a genuine risk to life", the Army says.

Homes and businesses have been evacuated and the Army has built a blast wall around the bomb in case it goes off accidentally.

The 50kg (110lb) device, thought to date from the early 1940s German air raids on London, was found on Thursday.

Empire Way is partially closed and a 400m cordon has been erected.

The evacuated businesses are believed to include the TV studio where Britain's Got Talent is filmed.

An Army spokesman said: "This bomb is a live munition in a potentially dangerous condition so it's important that people listen to the police and evacuate their homes if asked.

"We will do all we can to minimise the disruption, but ask the public to bear with us.

"Any bomb, even under a controlled explosion, could cause significant damage to property and there is a genuine risk to life".