ALL flights were grounded and an exclusion zone put in place at London City Airport after the discovery of an unexploded bomb from World War Two.
Monday morning’s discovery at King George V Dock sparked passenger chaos as emergency crews rallied to make the area safe and remove the device.
Second World War ordnance has been found in the Thames in Newham. @LondonCityAir is closed and road cordons remain in place whilst the Met & @royalnavy work together to remove it. Follow @metpoliceuk & @tfltravelalerts for updates. https://t.co/zOIUpGftvl
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) February 12, 2018
Specialists from both the Met Police and Royal Navy converged on the scene after reports of an explosive first thing this morning.
Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, has urged any passengers due to fly today not to travel to the airport and to contact their airline for further information.
He said: “I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents.
“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.”