The Royal Navy were called in to the River Thames in central London on Thursday night (January 19) after a suspected Second World War bomb was found.

Metropolitan Police were called to the Thames by Victoria Embankment at 5.50pm to reports of suspected WWII ordnance, reportedly a bomb.

The A3211 Victoria Embankment was closed in both directions between Embankment Station and the A302 Bridge Street junction while police dealt with the incident.

Both Westminster and Waterloo Bridges were also closed.

Westminster Police announced on Twitter at around 11pm that the Royal Navy would be called in to dispose of the suspected bomb.

At around 3am, police announced that the ordnance had been removed and Victoria Embankment reopened.

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