London City Airport closed after discovery of unexploded WW2 bomb nearby

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London City Airport is still closed after the World War II bomb was found at the River Thames nearby the airport.

The bomb was found around 5:00 GMT at George V Dock in east London during planned works at the airport on Sunday.  Operation for removing the bomb is still going on. Royal Navy and the Metropolitan police have marked 214m exclusion zone around George V Dock as well as confirmed the object was explosive and the airport was out of order at 22:00.

The specialist officer and metropolitan started investigation after 17 hours of the suspicious explosives have been confirmed.

Passengers have been requested not to visit London City Airport as all the flights have been cancelled. They are also advised to contact airlines for further information.

According to the airport’s statement, “The airport is cooperating fully with the Met police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham.”

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport said:  “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday.” All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.

London City Airport is an international airport located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham. The Royal Docks where the runways are situated was main entry point on the Thames River for goods and commerce. The airport, which is smaller than London’s Heathrow Airport caters to business travelers heading to destinations in the UK, Europe and the United States.

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