Herne Hill: Builders discover two believed WW2 bombs in south London backyard – Night Commonplace


uilders made the shock discovery of 2 believed WW2 bombs in a south London garden on Tuesday, requiring cops to race to a nearby golf course to blow among them up.The 2

suspected unexploded WW2 bombs were dug up in the garden of a house in Herne Hill’s Danecroft Road on Tuesday.

The street was hit throughout the Blitz. Two homes were quickly evacuated.Southwark Police stated

the two gadgets were “torpedo shaped devices around half a metre in length “. Professional cops were contacted us to examine the devices and they decided one of the devices required to be damaged in a controlled surge after checking online to see whether the area was targeted in WW2.


The 2 believed WW2 devices

/ Met Police

They performed the surge on Dulwich Golf Course since they needed a big open area to perform the detonation but might not utilize any of the nearby parks.Officers said they tried to get in touch with the manager of the club to let them know ahead of time but could not get hold of them.

“Efforts were made to contact the supervisor of Dulwich Golf Course however these were not successful,” stated cops.

“Due to the seriousness of the circumstance, a choice was made to go on. Efforts to notify the owners will continue in the early morning.

“Please be guaranteed that whilst these occurrences are rare, we have expert officers to handle occurrences such as these. If you discover anything similar, please call us.”

The other ordnance was considered safe enough to transfer back to the bomb squad’s hub to ruin there.

The Standard has gotten in touch with the golf course for comment.Last month, a buried lawnmower part sparked a big cops operation in Dulwich after a gardener feared it could be a bomb from the war.An employee neighboring

informed the Standard at the time:”The police informed us they believed it was an unexploded a World War Two bomb however it really ended up being an old-fashioned metal rolly thing from a lawnmower.”