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Unexploded World War II-era bomb closes London City Airport

The Metropolitan Police service says it has evacuated an area within 214 meters of the bomb and officers are working with specialists from the Royal Navy to remove the device.

London City Airport shut throughout Monday after WW2 bomb found in Thames
London City Airport says all flights in and out have been cancelled for Monday. (Photo for representation)

London City Airport says all flights in and out have been cancelled for Monday after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police service says it has evacuated an area within 214 meters of the bomb and officers are working with specialists from the Royal Navy to remove the device.

Local officials are offering emergency accommodation to area residents. Police say the bomb was discovered Sunday at the George V Dock during pre-planned work at City Airport. Airport CEO Robert Sinclair says passengers will be inconvenienced but the airport is cooperating fully with authorities “to resolve the situation as quickly as possible”.