By Max Parry
Published: 03/12/2021- 14:24
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Train services are being delayed after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found near tracks.
Unexploded Second World War bomb that was found at a construction site near to the railway line between Netley and Sholing in Hampshire
Network Rail Wessex
Hampshire Constabulary said it received a report about the ordnance at a construction site in Netley, Hampshire, at 10am on Friday.
A 100-metre cordon has been put in place “as a precaution”.
Network Rail released an image showing the bomb in the bucket of an excavator.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and officers from Hampshire Constabulary and British Transport Police are at the scene.
The discovery means all lines between Netley and Sholing are blocked, causing disruption to Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Southern services.
The find comes after four people were injured, including one seriously, when a Second World War bomb exploded on a railway construction site near the main station in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday.