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London Eye evacuated in bomb scare.

Byline: JOHN LUCAS

TOURISTS were cleared from the London Eye after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was spotted floating in the Thames yesterday.

Visitors were ushered away and witnesses said operators speeded up the wheel to get them off the riverside attraction.

Police threw a cordon round Waterloo Pier.

Visitor Kade Toledo said: "The area around the London Eye was evacuated while we were at the top and they had to speed it up to get everyone off."

The cordon was lifted at around 1pm and the 440ft ride was re-opened.

The Met said: "Police were called at 10.30am to reports of suspected World War Two ordnance."

It was being reassessed at low tide last night.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 26, 2017
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