Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

BREAKING: London City Airport CLOSED as police respond to World War Two 'bomb’

The ordinance was found during “pre-planned work” at the airport and was reported to police on Sunday morning.

In a statement, MET Police said: “Police are responding to a World War Two ordnance in the River Thames at George V Dock, E16.

“The ordinance was discovered as part of pre-planned work at London City Airport and reported to the police at 5.06am on Sunday, February 11.

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

“The operation to remove the ordnance is ongoing in partnership with our colleagues in the Royal Navy.

“At 10pm an operational decision was made with the Royal Navy to implement a 214-metre exclusion zone to ensure that the ordinance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public.

“There will also be disruption to inbound and outbound flights during the operation. London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling.”

The shocking discovery could cause chaos for flyers on Monday as passengers are advised not to travel to the airport until further notice.

London City Airport added: “All passengers due to travel from London City on Monday are advised to contact their airline for further information.

“The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham.”

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