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Update: WWII ordnance successfully recovered

News   •   Jan 20, 2017 04:25 GMT

Victoria Embankment has now reopened after police and the Royal Navy worked together to remove a suspected WWII ordnance.

Police were called to the River Thames in Victoria Embankment at 17:15hrs on Thursday, 19 January to reports of a suspected WWII ordnance.

Specialist officers attended and assessed the device.

Temporary road and bridge closures were put in place.

The Royal Navy have now successfully removed the ordnance and will dispose of it.