ALERT London City Airport closed after WWII bomb is found in King George V Dock

London City Airport is closed today as disposal experts work to make safe a WWII bomb which was found in the Thames nearby.

  • UPDATE Arrivals unavailable till 2200 UTC.
  • UPDATE All City Jet flights flights will operate to Southend Airport today.

The German 500kg fused device was found on Sunday and a cordon put up late on Sunday evening after discussions between the Royal Navy and Metropolitan Police.

Second World War bomb shuts London City Airport

An unexploded German bomb from the Second World War has closed London City Airport and led to the mass evacuation of homes in London's docklands. (No sound on video).

Publié par ITV London sur lundi 12 février 2018

Police said they were working with the Royal Navy to remove the device, which was discovered during work at George V Dock, yards from the end of the runway, at around 5am on Sunday.

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