UPDATE: Suspected 'World War Two' device made safe in Eton

Cordon set up as 'World War Two' device discovered in Eton

Update - 8:45pm: Thames Valley Police has confirmed a device believed to be from the Second World War has been 'made safe' in Eton. 

A member of the public discovered the item in a public car park off the High Street at about 6.30pm.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene and has now made the device safe.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "A device, believed to be from World War II, has been made safe by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

"Thames Valley Police is now lifting the cordon and residents can return to their properties.

"We would like to thank residents for their cooperation while the force and our colleagues from EOD were at the scene."


A 50 metre cordon has been put in place and some residents have been evacuated following the discovery of a device in Eton.

Thames Valley Police said a member of the public found the device in a public car park off Eton High Street at about 6.30pm and it is believed to be from the Second World War.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been called to the scene.

The force added some residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We thank residents for their patience while the force and our colleagues from EOD are at the scene."

More to follow.

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