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London Eye evacuated after 'wartime bomb' found in Thames

Police cordon by London eye Image copyright @muga_over
Image caption A police cordon was put in place around the London eye after a suspected unexploded wartime era "ordnance" was spotted in the Thames

The London Eye and Westminster Pier were evacuated after reports of a unexploded wartime era "ordnance".

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.

Cordons were in place for 40 minutes. The area has been reopened.

Police said they would return to the area at low tide to remove the device.

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