The London City airport was temporarily closed on Sunday following the discovery of a bomb dating from the Second world War.
Following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, 214m exclusion zone has been implemented as a caution by the Met Police. As a result, London City Airport is currently closed. (1/3)
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The police has established, as a precaution, a perimeter of 214 meters, which resulted in the closure of the airport, reported the institution in a press release.
The bomb was discovered during work near a dock located near the single runway of the airport closest to the centre of the british capital, which provides short-haul flights.
The bomb had been dropped on London during the heavy bombing carried out by the Luftwaffe, the German air force between September 1940 and may 1941.