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UPDATE 2 March 2017 - 17.25pm: The army have now arrived on the scene. We will update you as soon as they finish making their assessments. #brentalerts
Emergency services have been called to 3-6 The Avenue in Brondesbury Park NW6, near the junction of Willesden Lane, to a suspected unexploded WWII bomb. Officers from the Police, Fire Brigade and Council are all on the scene.
A 200 metre cordon is in place and two schools within the area - Malorees Junior School and Marylebone Boys' School – have been evacuated.
There are road closures in the area which are causing disruption and residents are advised to avoid the area.
Due to the nature of the bomb, only the army are trained to deal with it and a team is currently on their way to the site.
The council's emergency planning team have set up a rest centre at St Martin’s Church on Mortimer Road, Kensal Green, with buses ready to transport residents should it be required once the army has evaluated the situation.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, says:
Council officers are currently making arrangements for our residents in the Willesden Lane area to make their way to a rest centre where they will be looked after until it is safe to return to their homes.Search #brentalerts onTwitter for updates
I would like to thank these residents who have shown great patience during this time. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as soon as they come through.