London Eye alert: German bombs spark mass evacuation by River Thames

Claudine Rigal
Juin 25, 2017

The London Eye has been evacuated after a member of the public spotted an unexploded World War Two bomb.

The London Eye has been emptied as police put a cordon in place and call in experts to investigate the sighting.

Witnesses said police descended on the area, while a helicopter circled overhead.

People posted on Twitter saying they were told to leave the area after the ordinance was reportedly spotted.

A woman named Becky, who was also on the ride, wrote: "So we barely made it on the London Eye before everyone was evacuated".

The Thames Clipper twitter account said the London Eye Pier had been re-opened after an hour and apologised for the inconvenience.

Police were called to the area at 10:30 BST after a suspected World War One or World War Two device was found on the foreshore on the River Thames.

People on the London Eye were told to evacuate immediately.

The evacuation order and security cordon were lifted soon after the device was assessed by police.

The London Eye is the country's most popular paid tourist attraction, visited by 3.75million people every year.

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