London City Airport closed after a Second World War-era bomb found nearby Thames River

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According to sources an airport spokeswoman stated
that the bomb was discovered at on Sunday morning at the George V Dock during
pre-planned work at the airport in east London. Meanwhile the Met Police said
the airport was shut at 10 p.m., and the Met said that it was working with the
Royal Navy to remove the device.

Sources have stated that the passengers have been
asked not to travel to the airport as the terminal is closed and to contact
their airline, the BBC reported. Meanwhile the Airport CEO Robert Sinclair apologized
and said: “He recognizes this is causing inconvenience for our passengers
and in particular some of our local residents”. Further “The airport
is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to
safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as
possible.”

Accordingly Airlines using London City Airport
include British Airways, Flybe, CityJet, KLM and Lufthansa, with flights to
domestic and European city destinations. Further the Met Police said a 214-metre
exclusion zone had been set up and properties inside were evacuated.

London City Airport closed after a Second World War-era bomb found nearby Thames River



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