London Eye Evacuated Over World War II Bomb Fear

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The London Eye and Waterloo Pier were reportedly closed after a member of the public found an unexploded World War 2 bomb nearby.

According to The Metro, who spoke to Scotland Yard about the closure, a member of the public believes they discovered the unexploded ordnance in the River Thames close to the Eye.

A spokesperson said: 

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.

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Those on the Eye were evacuated and police placed cordons around the area but these have since been lifted.

According to the spokesperson the object remains submerged object  in the river and authorities will assess the device at low tide.

People around the area have kept the world updated on Twitter…

The London Eye is one of the capital’s most popular attractions and is visited by millions of tourists each year.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.