Giant WWII bomb dug up by builders in London

A 5ft-long World War Two bomb weighing 1,000lb that was uncovered by builders at a construction site on Monday could take a “very long time” to make safe, police said.

Explosive experts were scrambled to Grange Walk, in Bermondsey, Southwark, where the giant explosive was dug up.

A massive evacuation procedure has been carried out, with a large number of homes and business businesses evacuated inside a 400m-wide cordon.

And still on our Bomb theme – ‘A lot of people said we were irresponsible,’ says civil servant Fadel Nassir. ‘But what choice did we have but to live with the bomb?’