IN PICTURES: Portsmouth divers attend unexploded bomb incident at London City Airport

Portsmouth Divers from the Royal Navy at London City Airport. Picture: Royal Navy
Portsmouth Divers from the Royal Navy at London City Airport. Picture: Royal Navy
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PORTSMOUTH divers have been dealing with an unexploded bomb at London City Airport.

According to the Royal Navy, four responders have attended the incident, with plans in motion to tow the bomb out to sea for disposal later today.

A spokeswoman from the Royal Navy said: ‘We have an initial team of four responders who have ascertained that it is a 500kg German bomb.

‘At the moment the team is making it safe and will tow it out to sea to be disposed.

‘There are a lot of meetings going on at the moment to find the best time to dispose of the bomb, but it will be much later in the day.’

The Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Sire Jonathan Woodcock has praised the disposal unit on Twitter.

He tweeted: ‘Our amazing Bomb Disposal teams are once again doing their bit making safe and removing a live WW2 bomb from near London City airport.’

‘These are brave and skilled service personnel.’