London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

12 Feb, 2018 | 9:47 am

London City Airport has been closed after a World War Two bomb was found in the River Thames nearby.

According to the Met Police, the discovery was made yesterday (Feb 11)  at George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport in east London.

Specialist officers and the Royal Navy confirmed the device was explosive and the airport was shut at 22:00 local time.

London City Airport advised passengers not to travel to the airport and contact their airline.

The Met Police stated that it was working with the Royal Navy to remove the device.


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