Rebuttal to inaccurate news report

Reports that a WW2 bomb has been ‘unearthed’ yards from London Stadium are wrong.

 

There is an unidentified metal object buried several metres below  ground on a construction site in the south of the Park. The object has not been unearthed and it has not been identified.

 

Police were called as a precaution and after initially putting in a small cordon their experts were satisfied that contractors should continue their work which will safely establish what the object is. The police returned control of the site to the contractor and removed the cordon.

 

Any significant updates will be communicated and a safety first approach continues but all planned events on the Park will continue as normal.