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London City Airport closed after WW2 bomb found in Thames

PUBLISHED: 07:27 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 13 February 2018

City Airport and Royal Docks where unexploded waartime bomb was uncovered. Picture cource: London City Airport

City Airport and Royal Docks where unexploded waartime bomb was uncovered. Picture cource: London City Airport

London City Airport

London City Airport has been shut after a World War 2 bomb was found in the River Thames.

Flights today have been cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place around the airport, said CEO Robert Sinclair.

He urged passengers not to come to the airport and to contact their airline.

The unexploded device was discovered at about 5am yesterday at George V Dock as part of pre-planned work at the airport, the Met Police said.

The airport was closed at about 10pm with properties evacuated within a 214m “exclusion zone”, they added.

Road cordons are in place with motorists advised to use alternative routes.

The Met said it was working with the Royal Navy to remove the device.

“Police are working with the local authority to provide residents with temporary emergency accommodation and the appropriate support,” a spokesman added.

Docklands Light Railway services between Pontoon Dock and Woolwich Arsenal have been suspended.

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