Kitto Road suspected UXB turns out to be Victorian plumb line

Who are they, these inhuman bombers that strike at the very heart of our society with no respect for human life, without even the courtesy of a perfunctory warning? It makes you nostalgic, doesn’t it, for the good old days of the IRA. ’Cause they gave warnings, didn’t they? They were gentleman bombers, the finest terrorists this country’s ever had. We’ll not see their like again. Let’s have a little clap for the IRA . . . Cause the IRA, they were decent British terrorists. They didn’t want to be British. But they were. And, as such, they couldn’t help but embody some fundamentally decent British values.
- Stewart Lee

Several BCers report a suspected unexploded bomb was found today in Kitto Road. However, reader John Burgess reports it was a false alarm. He says:

Not a bomb, but a large Victorian plumb line in brass and sticking nose up. Looked like the real thing.

TfL confirms that the road was temporarily closed, but has now been reopened.