An unexploded World War Two bomb found near London City Airport has been detonated.

The 500kg device was discovered at the King George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the airport.

It was closed and all flights were cancelled on Monday after an exclusion zone was put in place.

The detonation, which took take place off Shoeburyness, Essex, was postponed on Tuesday because of high winds and dangerous conditions for divers.

The 1.5m-long German bomb – which was found in a bed of silt, 15m underwater – was carefully removed from the Thames and placed in a secure location a mile away from the coast of Essex.

London City Airport returned to “business as usual” on Tuesday.

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