Unexploded wartime bomb discovered by rail line causes train delays and cancellations

The bomb was discovered between Sholing and Netley Credit: Network Rail

An unexploded wartime bomb has been discovered by a railway line near Southampton, Hampshire. 

It was found at a construction site between Sholing and Netley on Friday 3 December.

A bomb disposal team, and officers from Hampshire Police and British Transport Police have been called to the site.

The wartime bomb was discovered near a rail line Credit: Network Rail

Rail passengers are being warned that services between Sholing and Netley may have been delayed or cancelled as trains are not able to run on that particular route, with disruption expected until Friday afternoon.

People are being advised to check their journey before travelling. 

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Southern services are all disrupted.

Services between Southampton Central and Portsmouth and Southsea will divert via Eastleigh.

South Western Railway has apologised for delays that this may cause passengers.

The find comes after four people were injured, including one seriously, when a Second World War bomb exploded on a railway construction site near the main station in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday.