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London Eye evacuated after suspected WW2 bomb spotted in River Thames

The popular tourist area around Waterloo Pier was also evacuated as a precaution.

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POLICE IN LONDON evacuated the popular tourists spots of Waterloo Pier and the London Eye earlier today, after a suspected bomb from World War 2 was discovered in the nearby River Thames.

A call was made at around 10.30am this morning after a suspected wartime device was found on the foreshore.

People at the scene were told to evacuate the area immediately, as a precaution, while police surveyed the scene.

Tweet by @MBNA Thames Clippers Source: MBNA Thames Clippers/Twitter

The barriers have since been lifted and other nearby tourist attractions, including the London Aquarium have re-opened.

Tweet by @The London Eye Source: The London Eye/Twitter

Police will return to the area to collect the device at low tide, reports BBC News.

The area is very popular with tourists, and just a short walk to other attractions such as the Houses of Parliament.

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