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Thursday, 23 May 2019

A Kingston University campus has been evacuated after an unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby.



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It was found at the former Antoinette Hotel in Fassett Road, where building work is taking place, meaning the Penryhn Road campus has been evacuated.

The cordon encompasses Grove Crescent, Grove Lane, and Beaufort Road.

The council say if you’re planning to visit a polling station there, avoid the area and they’ll confirm a new one as soon as possible.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.

Statement from Kingston University.

"The Metropolitan Police is evacuating an area of Kingston which includes the whole of Penrhyn Road campus.

The Penrhyn Road campus will be closed for the rest of the day. All staff and students based at Penrhyn Road may go home.

Please follow the instructions of the police and University staff. Take your belongings with you and be prepared that the campus may also be closed tomorrow.

Please keep an eye on all channels for updates on any further expected disruption. We will post the next update at 2pm today. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in this situation."

Resident Mickey has been evacuated; he doesn't know how long for.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

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