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London airport shut following bomb discovery

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

Flights have been cancelled, with passengers advised not to travel to the airport and to contact their airline.

The bomb was discovered at about 05h00 on Sunday at George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport in east London.

Specialist officers and the Royal Navy confirmed the device was explosive and the airport was shut at 22h00.

The Met is working with the Royal Navy to remove the device.

Docklands Light Railway services between the airport and Woolwich Arsenal have been suspended and some roads near to the airport are closed.

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