Boone Street
Premises in Lewisham have been evacuated after a WWII bomb was found at a building site in Boone StreetGoogle Maps

Homes, businesses and a primary school in south London have been evacuated after a Second World War bomb was found in Lewisham. Police were called to Boone Street at approximately 9.15am on Friday (22 April) after the unexploded device was found at a building site.

Officers including specialist officers are currently at the scene and have established a 200m cordon that police say is anticipated to be in place for "some time".

"We are in contact with the other emergency service, and Lewisham Council. As a precaution a local school and a number of properties have been evacuated, whilst an assessment of the object is carried out," a Metropolitan Police statement added.

A number of road closures are currently in place and there is significant disruption in the area including on Lee High Road. As a result motorists have been advised to avoid the area.