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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

London City Airport cancels flights due to Second World War bomb

The bomb was found in the adjacent River Thames

British Airways flights have been cancelled at London City Airport due to the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb. Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
British Airways flights have been cancelled at London City Airport due to the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb. Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP

London City Airport cancelled all flights on Monday after the discovery nearby of an unexploded Second World War bomb.

The ordnance was found in the River Thames early on Sunday during planned development work at the airport, which lies east of the Canary Wharf financial district. Royal Navy specialists established an exclusion zone of more than 200 metres to handle the situation, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

“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,” Robert Sinclair, chief executive officer of London City Airport, said in a tweet.

The airport advised all passengers due to travel on Monday not to go to there, and instead contact their airline for further information.

Earlier, the British Airways website showed flights to and from London City Airport cancelled until late Monday.

CityJet cancelled one flight to Dublin and said all its flights to and from the airport will “experience disruption” on Monday.

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