A 500kg World War Two bomb found in the river Thames is due to be removed later today.

The discovery of the device at George V Dock on Sunday morning during pre-planned building work led to the closure of London City Airport on Monday 12 February.

All flights were cancelled and the airport has been closed all day which has ‘affected up to 16,000 passengers’ according to a BBC report.

It is expected to reopen with flights resuming as normal on Tuesday if the device is removed successfully.

A 214 metre exclusion zone is in place around the dock in East London and properties inside have been evacuated while the Met Police and the Royal Navy set about removing the bomb.

Read the full report here.

Lorna Dockerill
Lorna fell in love with scuba diving back in 2011 during a trip to Thailand and Australia. Having always dreamt of seeing a sea turtle in the wild, her dream was realised on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while training to become a certified diver. Since then she’s developed a passion for the natural world, writing about wildlife photography – both the on land and underwater kind – for the past eight years.


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