Two unexploded WWII bombs were found at a building site in Liverpool on Monday afternoon. Workers found the "viable devices" at a site off Pall Mall sparking an evacuation of nearby businesses including Mercedes and BMW showrooms. A 200-metre cordon was put in place and a bomb disposal unit was dispatched to the scene.
"Merseyside Police can confirm they are at a site on Pall Mall in Liverpool today, Monday 14 March," a police statement said. "It follows reports of the discovery by construction workers of a suspected unexploded WWII bomb. As a safety precaution a 200m cordon is currently in place on Pall Mall and neighbouring business premises have been evacuated. At this stage the discovery has not been confirmed and bomb disposal officers are en route to the scene."
Bomb disposal officers used a robot to assess two devices and removed them from the scene for examination. The cordon has now been removed and local businesses will be allowed to return as soon as possible.