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London streets reopened after WWII bomb false alarm

Westminster Bridge Road in London
Image caption Westminster Bridge Road was one of the streets which police cordoned off

Police have reopened several roads in central London after a false alarm over a discovery which was thought to be a World War II shell.

The item, which was found near Westminster Bridge Road in Lambeth, turned out to be a piece of piping.

All approaches to St George's Circus were shut for a time on Friday afternoon but they have now reopened.

The streets affected included Westminster Bridge Road, Blackfriars Road, London Road and Borough Road.

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