Second World Warfare ordnance present in Thames

Second World Warfare ordnance present in Thames

The digital remote tower control room for London City airport.

London City Airport, and the area surrounding it, has been shut down due to a discovery of an undetonated World War II bomb in the River Thames.

Police have set up a 214-metre (700ft) exclusion zone and the airport remains closed.

There are also local road closures near the incident, Transport for London said. The Royal Navy and the police are working on removing it, and authorities have asked people to steer clear of the airport on Monday. "As a result, London City Airport is now closed", said the London City Airport in an official statement. Passengers were advised not to travel to the airport until further notice.


The ordnance had been discovered as part of pre-planned work that was taking place at the airport.

But cops confirmed there would be disruption to inbound and outbound flights during the operation - which could last until the morning.

The police said that the decision to close the airport had been taken "to ensure that the ordinance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public".

"The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham", the airport's statement added.

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