Wartime bomb found at JCoSS site

Bomb disposal officers were called to the Jewish Community Secondary School site in Barnet last Wednesday after building workers disovered an unexploded Second World War bomb.

The site and the neighbouring East Barnet Upper School were evacuated and residents alerted in advance of a controlled explosion, which was heard across a wide area. Cordons were then lifted and the locality reopened to traffic and pedestrians.

JCoSS Trust chair Michael Phillips said such finds “are not uncommon during major construction projects so there are clear and established procedures for dealing with them”.

Barnet Borough Commander Chief-Supt Stephen Kavanagh praised “an excellent response to a situation that caused alarm among local residents”.

    Last updated: 3:03pm, March 19 2009