London airport reopens after WWII bomb removed

Last Updated: Feb 13 2018 15:12

LONDON- London's City Airport which was closed on Monday after a World War II bomb was found in the vicinity has reopened after the bomb was safely removed from the River Thames.

The half-tonne ordnance was found at the nearby George V Dock in east London. Soon after, all flights to and from the airport were cancelled and a 200 meter exclusion zone was also put in place.

“The World War Two ordnance discovered in King George V Dock has been safely removed by the Royal Navy and Met Police,” Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport said in a statement.

“As a result, the exclusion zone has now been lifted and the airport will be open as normal on Tuesday.”

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