A BOMB squad was scrambled to East London after an unexploded Second World War device was discovered.
Residents in an East London street were on high alert after the bomb scare caused panic.
Police rushed to the scene in Newham after the device was found by a member of the public.
Buildings were evacuated and an exclusion zone was set up after the device was found.
Metropolitan Police were called to Grange Road, Plaistow, in Newham, just before 4pm yesterday.
The Met’s Newham police branch posted two images of the bomb on Twitter, adding: “Please bear with us whilst we work to make safe some suspected WW1 or WW2 ordnance found in Grange Road.”
The pictures showed a small rusty ordnance with the head of the device apparently unscrewed from its body.
It was later confirmed the bomb was believed to have been dropped on London during the Second World War.
After two hours officers confirmed the ordnance had been “safely dealt with” and local roads were re-opened.
Builders stumbled across a 250kg bomb at a site in Bethnal Green, East London, in August last year.
The bomb was believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing roads in the early 1940s but did not detonate.
Authorities warned the bomb had the capacity to “cause mass destruction” if detonated.