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Friday, 24 May 2019

Updated statement from Police on on-going incident in Kingston


Following the discovery of a World War II ordnance on a construction site on Fassett Road in Kingston, Commander Mark McEwan, said:

“Officers were called to the discovery of a World War II bomb at a construction site at 9.15am yesterday. A cordon was immediately put in place where it remains around Beaufort Road, Fassett Road, Grove Lane and Grove Crescent.

“At this stage it is not possible to give an accurate timeframe as to when the operation will be concluded; there is a possibility that it may stretch overnight. We are working closely with the military, Kingston Council and emergency service partners and we will update you as and when we have further information.

“We would encourage local residents and business owners to keep monitoring @MPSKingston where we will continue to provide specific updates from the command team who are working around the clock to remove the ordnance.

“We understand that this is causing disruption to local residents and businesses; however we must stress that your safety and the safety of officers and partners is paramount.

“There may also be some ongoing disruption to utilities in the coming week, as a result of dealing with this incident. It is not possible to qualify the degree or extent at this stage.

“We understand the impact this situation is causing the local community and appreciate your ongoing co-operation, patience and understanding.

“Displaced residents are asked to attend the Richard Mayo Centre on Eden Street until 13:00hrs today, Friday, 24 May. From 13:00hrs, please go to All Saints Church on Market Place.

“Anyone affected can call Kingston Council contact line on 020 8547 5000. This number will be serviced until 5pms. After this time, please call the out of hours number which is 020 8547 5800. This number will be monitored 24/7 over the bank holiday weekend.

“Updates will be provided via @MPSKingston as soon as they are available.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

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