Newham Council is currently assisting in a co-ordinated response to deal with a World War Two device found in King George V Dock at North Woolwich.
The ordnance was discovered as part of pre-planned work at London City Airport early on Sunday morning. Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed it as a German 500kg fused device.
At 10pm on Sunday evening an operational decision was made by the Metropolitan Police with the Royal Navy to implement a 214-metre exclusion zone to ensure that the ordnance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public. There will be no flights in or out of London City Airport during the operation.
Newham Council has opened its Borough Emergency Control Centre. Officers are assisting with a controlled evacuation of people in this exclusion area. Affected at this stage are parts of Holt Road, Leonard Street, Lord Street, Newland Street, Tate Road, Muir Street and Kennard Street. A rest centre has been opened and Transport for London are ferrying people to it.
Currently Albert Road Surgery has been unable to open, but is offering GP and Pharmacist telephone consultations to patients. In addition, patients who need to be seen today will be accommodated at Britannia Village Surgery.
Patients are advised to please contact Albert Road Surgery for further advice if you need an appointment. The practice can be contacted on 020 8104 2222. We will update this information as it changes.
For further information and updates on the ongoing situation please see the London Borough of Newham website.