London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

A British Airways passenger plane takes off via via London City Airport on August 6, 2015 in London, England.

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A British Airways passenger plane takes off via via London City Airport on August 6, 2015 in London, England.

The London City Airport was closed on Sunday night after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered from the River Thames at George V Dock, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The ordnance was found during pre-planned work at the airport, along with an operation to remove the idea was ongoing along with the Royal Navy, the police said.

There will be disruption to inbound along with outbound flights during the operation, the Metropolitan Police said.

A 214-metre exclusion zone has been implemented to ensure which the bomb can be safely dealt with.

Passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport until further notice, according to a statement on the London City Airport’s website.

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