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Police confirm 'controlled detonation' of WWII bomb

Police confirm 'controlled detonation' of Wembley bomb. Credit: PA

Police in Bedfordshire have confirmed the "controlled detonation" of the WW11 bomb that was found in Wembley.

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BGT unlikely to be delayed by WWII bomb officials say

BGT unlikely to be delayed by WWII bomb officials say. Credit: PA

Filming of Britain's Got Talent is unlikely to be delayed as army bomb disposal experts are work to stabilise and defuse an unexploded World War II bomb discovered near Wembley Stadium.

  • A BGT spokesman says the disruption had "not been great".
  • This weekend's Football League play-offs will take place as planned, Wembley Stadium said.

The BGT spokesman said: "We were just about to start our rehearsal and were trying to build the set when the building was evacuated, so that process has been delayed for the moment.

"We are waiting to hear back from the police. It has not been great, but it is not detrimental at this stage."

Police: WWII Bomb will be detonated outside London

Army bomb disposal experts are working to stabilise and defuse an unexploded World War II bomb discovered near Wembley Stadium.

Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher, borough commander for Brent said: "Our concern chiefly is for the safety and security of residents and people using businesses in that locality....which includes several iconic premises."

"I'm pleased to say that the operation itself has run incredibly smoothly. The public and the business community have been very calm and mature about their response to this.

"It's very very difficult to put a tight timescale around this...the army bomb disposal unit have various phases in an operation of this type. The main phase as far as making the bomb safe will only really be concluded once the bomb has been detonated."

He added that arrangements have been made to take the bomb to a detonation site outside of London.

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Man charged with handing out terrorist publications

A man from Newcastle has been charged with disseminating terrorist publications, police have revealed.

Mohammed Abdal Miah, aged 32, was arrested on Monday and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London today to face four charges.

A police spokesman said the investigation was intelligence-led, and said nobody from the community had been at immediate risk.

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