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Soho has been evacuated again after more parts of a World War II bomb found

Lucy Lovell

Areas of Soho have been evacuated for the second day in a row after the discovery of part of a World War II bomb. 

The police team for Soho confirmed on Twitter today that the road closures and evacuations would continue. In particular, residents and workers on Dean Street, Richmond Mews, Meard Street and St Annes Court will be evacuated, they wrote.

Reports of a bomb in the area first surfaced yesterday afternoon, when the bomb disposal unit was called to Dean Street by construction workers. 

The police thought the bomb had been fully removed and a few hours later removed all the cordons, which originally stretched between Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road, Shaftesbury Avenue, Lexington Street and Poland Street.

Details of the current situation are still unfolding. A tweet from Soho police team today stated: ‘We apologise for the inconvenience & understand the disruption caused however these closures will likely be in place until the end of this incident.’

The incident isn’t currently affecting any tube lines or Underground stations. 

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