London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb

London City Airport

It added, "All passengers due to travel from London City on Monday are advised to contact their airline for further information".

The airport was shut after bomb specialists confirmed that the device was explosive.

"As a result, London City Airport is now closed".

During the world war, London was heavily bombed and this is the reason such an ordnance was discovered during the preplanning work at the airport.

A subsequent 214-metre radius "safe zone" has been set up around the site, with all passengers asked to deter from arriving at the airport.

There will be disruption to inbound and outgoing flights, the police spokesman said.

This morning British Airways cancelled all of departures from the airport with extreme disruptions expected.

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The London City airport has been temporarily closed after a World War Two bomb was found nearby in the River Thames, BBC reports.

The ordnance had been discovered as part of pre-planned work that was taking place at the airport.

There is also no service on the DLR between Pontoon Dock and Woolwich Arsenal due to the discovery.

London City Airport is an global airport located in the Newham Borough of East London.

Operations to remove the bomb are ongoing.

A number of road cordons are in place, and motorists planning to travel through this part of Newham borough are advised to seek alternative routes.

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