WWII Bomb found near Wembley Stadium, Football League Playoffs to Continue

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An army bomb disposal expert inspects an unexploded World War II bomb found in Wembley, north London, Thursday May 21, 2015. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered by workers at a construction site near Wembley stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s. (Sergeant Rupert Frere of the Royal Logistic Corrps/MoD Crown Copyright via AP) NO SALES

Thursday morning, a historical fear strikes the heart of London as 70 year old World War II live bomb was found in close proximity of Wembley Stadium. The nearby building construction workers found it and the 110 lbs bomb is believed to have been dropped over London during the German bombing raid during early 1940s.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from local homes and offices as the army believed it to be “a genuine risk to life“. The Royal Logestic Corps took charge of the situation, built a blast wall around it and finally claimed a successful detonation.

[highlight]Wembley Stadium, on twitter, announced that the Football League play-off matches[/highlight] will remain unaffected by this surprising threat.

Southend will play Wycombe in the League Two match on Saturday afternoon, Preston go head to head with Swindon in the League One game on Sunday before Norwich lock horns with Middlesbrough in the Championship final on Monday.

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