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WWII bomb closes London City airport

12 February 2018 | By James Kenny

London City Airport closed Sunday and remains closed this morning following the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb in nearby docklands area.

The device was discovered in George V dock on early Sunday morning as work is ongoing to expand the docklands hub.

From late Sunday a 214-metre exclusion zone had been imposed with roads remaining closed around the area and some residents being evacuated.

In a statement released this morning Robert Sinclair, chief executive of London City Airport, said: “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.

“All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area. I urge any passengers due to fly today not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information.

“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.”

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