London City Airport has been closed after a WWII bomb was reportedly found in the adjacent dock waters.

The airport will be shut all day and all flights cancelled, affecting up to 16,000 passengers, a spokeswoman said.

The bomb was discovered at about 05:00 GMT on Sunday at George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport in east London, the Met Police said.

The airport was shut at 22:00 and the Met said it was working with the Royal Navy to remove the device.

According to the airport’s website, a total of 261 arrivals and departures were scheduled for Monday – with 130 flights having cancelled by 08:00 GMT. As many as 9,000 passengers could be affected through the course of the disposal operation.

No information is yet available as to the size/calibre of the device – live updates are available from the BBC link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43027472

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