London City Airport has been closed following the discovery of a World War 2 bomb found by workmen carrying out maintenance in the adjacent King George V Dock on Sunday.
The airport remained open yesterdat without disruption to flights until 10:00pm when experts from the Royal Navy Ordanance Department set up a 214 Metre exclusion zone around the device.
All flights have been cancelled in and out of the airport until the device has been dealt with.
Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport said:
“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.”