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Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found

Police and a fire brigade were called to the scene earlier this afternoon.

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR’S TRAINING ground was evacuated on Friday afternoon after a device, initially believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb, was uncovered.

Police arrived at the Enfield Training Centre in north London shortly after 3pm and spent more than an hour and a half at the scene before removing the object.

Some roads in the vicinity were shut down and a fire crew was also dispatched to the scene as experts investigated.

Spurs are in Premier League action this weekend against Huddersfield and it’s thought the squad and management had already begun their journey to Yorkshire when the incident began to unfold.

A Met Police spokesperson gave the following details.

“Police in Enfield were called at approximately 15:06hrs on Friday, 29 September to Bullmoor Lane, EN1 after a suspected WWII ordnance was uncovered in the Tottenham Hotspur training ground.

Cordons and road closures have been in place while specialist officers attend and assess the device.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tottenham confirmed the object in question was deemed to ‘hold no danger’.

“An unidentified piece of metal was unearthed on the Training Centre site earlier this afternoon and, as a precaution, the Metropolitan Police cordoned off the surrounding area.

The incident was cleared shortly after as the object was found to hold no danger.”

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