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London airport shut after World War II bomb found

London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb London City Airport shut after Second World War bomb found
Ellis Copeland | 12 February, 2018, 10:14

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

"As a result, London City Airport is now closed", a London City Airport tweet read.

The unexploded WWII bomb was found at George V Dock, North Woolwich, just after 5am yesterday.

Robert Sinclair, the airport's chief executive, said: "I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents".

The airport will remain closed all day today and all flights will be cancelled while the Royal Navy and Metropolitan Police work to safely remove the device.

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They were told, "All passengers due to travel from London City on Monday are advised to contact their airline for further information".

Specialist officers are working with the Royal Navy to remove the ordnance, the Met said.

A 214-metre exclusion zone was put in place by the Met Police and the Royal Navy were called in to make the area safe.

German Air Forces during "Blitz" in September 1940 and May 1941 dropped thousands of bombs on London. Now let's hope the situation is dealt with immediately & the public doesn't suffer.

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