Brightside Lane: Road closure after suspected wartime bomb is found at Sheffield Forgemasters

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A 100 metre cordon is currently in place following the discovery.

A busy Sheffield road is closed this afternoon, after a suspected World War Two explosive device was discovered at Sheffield Forgemasters.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police (SYP) are currently on the scene, and a force spokesperson confirmed that Brightside Lane is closed in both directions from the roundabout junction with Hawke Street following the discovery.

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The scene at Sheffield Forgemasters, following the discovery of a suspected World War Two explosive device The scene at Sheffield Forgemasters, following the discovery of a suspected World War Two explosive device
The scene at Sheffield Forgemasters, following the discovery of a suspected World War Two explosive device

“We were called at 10.55am today (May 30, 2024) to reports a suspected World War Two explosive device had been discovered while groundworks were being carried out at Sheffield Forgemasters on Brightside Lane

“Our officers are currently at the scene and a 100m cordon is in place,” a SYP spokespeson said.

They added: “Please plan ahead and seek alternative routes where possible. Thank you for your understanding.”

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Train services between Sheffield and Meadowhall railway stations are currently not running in the wake of the discovery, a National Rail spokesperson posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

A number of bus services, including the 18, 18A, X1 and X2, are also being diverted while the road closure remains in place.

More to follow.

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