Another unexploded WWII bomb discovered near River Thames

Police say the bomb was found just before 9am this morning

Police say the bomb was found just before 9am this morning

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Another World War II bomb has been founded on the banks of the River Thames, just a few miles from the site of Sunday's discovery in east London.

Police say the bomb was found at Oliver Close in Grays, a town to the east of London, at around 8.55am this morning (Friday 13).

The site is around 10 miles from King George V Dock in Woolwich, where a bomb was found two days ago - forcing the closure of London City Airport.

The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which crosses the Thames and connects Grays with Dartford, was closed for a short time due to this morning's find, leading to two-hour tailbacks.

A Ministry of Defence bomb disposal team has assessed the unexploded bomb and have confirmed it is an empty shell casing with no explosives inside.

The device is now being taken away from the site and there will be no need for any further closures to the bridge, police say.

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