Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Three unexploded WW2 bombs close part of Sheffield city centre

Matilda Street, Sheffield
Image caption Police cordoned off Matilda Street after reports of three unexploded bombs at a building site

Part of Sheffield city centre was sealed off earlier after reports of three unexploded bombs.

South Yorkshire Police diverted pedestrians and traffic from Matilda Street after three devices, believed to be old World War 2 munitions, were unearthed during building work.

Police liaised with the military's bomb disposal team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal.

The cordon has now been lifted and the area was declared safe.

Image caption Police diverted pedestrians and traffic from Matilda Street after three old WW2 munitions were unearthed during building work

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