Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

London City Airport shut after Second World War bomb found

London City Airport shut after Second World War bomb found

London City Airport was shut down Sunday after a World War 2-era bomb was found nearby in the Thames River.

All flights to and from London City Airport have been cancelled and the airport remains closed on Monday following the discovery of the bomb during pre-planned work at King George V Dock in East London in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport until further notice and check with the airlines for specific flight information.

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

"While we endeavour to progess the operation as quickly as possible and minimise disruption, it is important that all of the necessary steps and precautions are taken to ensure it is dealt with safely", the Met said on Monday morning.

You can check the affected flights to and from Dublin Airport here (arrivals) and here (departures).

Meanwhile, there is no service between Pontoon Dock and Woolwich Arsenal on police request following the discovery of WW II artillery.

"Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed the nature of the device".

London City Airport is an global airport located in the Newham Borough of East London. "London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling".

Operations to remove the bomb are ongoing.

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