Here’s what happened to the London City Airport bomb when it was detonated


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Here's what happened to the London City Airport bomb when it was detonated
The World War Two bomb was safely detonated at sea (Picture: PA)

The World War Two bomb that shut down London City Airport has been blown to smithereens at sea.

The half-tonne ordnance was discovered in the River Thames at the George V Dock in east London, close to the airport on Monday.

All flights to and from the airport were cancelled while the huge bomb was safely removed.

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A 200-metre exclusion zone was put in place before the airport returned to normal on Tuesday.

The German bomb was due to be detonated at sea on Tuesday, but the divers abandoned the explosion because of high winds and dangerous conditions

With improved conditions today, Royal Navy bomb experts exploded the 1.5 metre-long bomb off Shoeburyness, Essex.

Earlier this week, CEO of London City Airport, Robert Sinclair, said in a statement: ‘The World War Two ordnance discovered in King George V Dock has been safely removed by the Royal Navy and Met Police.

‘As a result, the exclusion zone has now been lifted and the airport will be open as normal on Tuesday.’

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