UXO Washed up on Greenwich Foreshore

greenwichboat-300x200A piece of WWII Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) washed up on the foreshore at Enderby’s Wharf, Greenwich, prompting the attendance of the river Police.

It is unclear what type of item washed up and the incident does not appear to have necessitated any evacuation of nearby properties.

UXO is still commonly deposited along the banks of the River Thames, with adjacent properties having been heavily targeted during both World Wars. Defensive munitions such as shells are a common find, with devices such as hand grenades also washed up having been disposed of in the river.

See: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/world-war-two-bomb-discovered-on-greenwich-foreshore-a3286251.html