Discovery of three WWII bombs leads to closure of Sheffield city centre street

An army bomb disposal team have arrived at the scene
An army bomb disposal team have arrived at the scene
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A police cordon has been erected in Sheffield city centre today following the discovery of three bombs on a building site.

Part of Matilda Street has been taped off and is under police guard, with pedestrians and vehicles being denied access.

The cordon is close to the Jury's Inn hotel and Plug nightclub.

An Army Bomb Disposal team have arrived at the scene

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Officers have been called to a disused building on Matilda Street, Sheffield, after three devices, believed to be old WW2 munition, were unearthed during building work.

"The site has been secured by police, who are liaising with the military Explosive Ordinance Disposal.

"There are believed to be three devices and Matilda Street has been closed as precautionary measure."