Sunday, 25 June 2017

London Eye evacuated as bomb is found in the Thames

London Eye Waterloo Pier WW2 bomb River Thames evacuated London UK
One of UK's top tourist hotspots the London Eye was evacuated this morning after a passer-by found a bomb.
The venue along with Waterloo Pier, was dramatically closed following the shock finding.
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed a member of the public spotted what they suspect was a World War I or II bomb in the River Thames near the Eye.

People who were on the Eye at the time were told to disembark immediately and police cordons were then put in place around the area.
A Met spokesman told Metro: "Police were called at 10:30hrs on Sunday, 25 June, by a member of the public reporting suspected WW1 or WW2 ordnance in the foreshore on the River Thames near to the London Eye".
The cordons have sinc been lifted and the London Eye reopened just before midday.
The spokesman issued an update to say: "The submerged object (suspected WW1 or WW2 bomb) remains in situ (in the water) and will be assessed at low tide."
The incident was just metres away from Westminster Bridge, the scene of the devastating terror attack in March when a terrorist ploughed a car into pedestrians and killed five people.
London remains on edge following recent terror attacks including one on London Bridge when three ISIS terrorists rammed a van into pedestrians.

The attackers went on a stabbing rampage with hunting knives in the attack before being shot dead. Eight people were killed and dozens left injured.

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