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WWII bomb found in Wembley has been detonated

The Luftwaffe Sprengbombe-Cylindrisch bomb found at the site Credit: British Army/Sgt Rupert Frere RLC

A Second World War bomb has been removed from a site in north London and blown up.

The studio where Britain's Got Talent is filmed was evacuated following the discovery, along with around 300 homes, as the Army worked on the device near Wembley Stadium. It was taken outside the capital for the detonation.

The 50kg bomb, dropped during Nazi air raids in the early 1940s, was unearthed by builders working near the stadium yesterday afternoon.

The Army warned of a "genuine risk to life" as homes and businesses, including Fountain Studios, were evacuated.


Man's body found in the Thames at Twickenham

Members of the Met's Marine Policing Unit recovered the body Credit: Metropolitan Police

A body, believed to be that of a man in his 40s, has been found in the River Thames at Twickenham.

Police were called shortly after 9.30am, after a body was found close to Eel Pie Island.

The dead man has not been formally identified and police are currently treating his death as unexplained.

The Coroner has been informed.

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Ninth person charged over Hatton Garden jewellery raid

Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have charged a ninth man in connection with the investigation.

Ninth person charged over Hatton Garden burglary. Credit: PA

John Harbinson, 42, of Benfleet, Essex, has been charged with conspiracy to burgle.

The taxi driver and father-of-three was remanded in custody and will next appear with the other eight defendants at Southwark Crown Court on June 4.

It comes after eight men were charged yesterday with conspiracy to burgle.


Police want to trace couple after shooting

Police think Patrick Adams could be in Holland or Spain Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police have launched an international hunt for a married couple they want to speak to following a murder attempt in Islington in 2013, where a man was shot in the chest.

They have released pictures of Patrick Adams, 59, and Constance Adams, 54, who are thought to have fled the country soon after the incident, and could be living in Holland or Spain.

European Arrest Warrants have been issued for both of them.

Patrick Adams is known as an enforcer for the Adams family, who have been described by police as "worse than the Krays".

On the morning of 22nd December 2013, the 51-year-old victim of the shooting was sitting in his car on Wyclif Street when he was approached by a man and a woman, and then shot in the chest by the man.

He was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he was treated for his injuries for over a month before being discharged.

I am appealing for anyone with information about where the Adams are living to contact us as a matter of urgency. It is apparent by the nature of this violent crime that they need to be traced and interviewed by police. We treat any information that is passed to us with the greatest of confidence.

– Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, Metropolitan Police
European Arrest Warrants have been issued for Constance Adams and her husband Credit: Metropolitan Police

Rail delays after fire alert at King's Cross

Network Rail is advising passengers to check for the latest information after a fire alert temporarily closed King's Cross station.

National Rail said disruption was likely to continue until at least 5pm, with trains delayed by about 30minutes.

King's Cross station re-opens after alarm

Passengers gathered outside during the evacuation Credit: @benfysh/Twitter

King's Cross Station has been re-opened after travellers and staff were evacuated due to a fire alarm going off.

London Fire Brigade attended after there were reports of smoke at the station.

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