London Eye Pier was evacuated after a member of the public spotted what they believed was a World War One or World War Two bomb in the River Thames near the giant Ferris wheel. The tourist attraction has now been reopened.
The London Eye was emptied as police put a cordon in place and call in experts to investigate the sighting, reports The Sun.
A Met spokesman said: “Police were called at 10:30hrs on Sunday, 25 June, by a member of the public reporting suspected WW1 or WW2 ordnance in the foreshore on the River Thames near to the London Eye.
“Cordons have been put in place while the object is assessed.”
Members of the public tweeted images of the evacuated area, and noted a high presence of police.
London eye evacuated… lots of police and helicopter… hope everything is ok! pic.twitter.com/aQme6gaO3Z
— Tommee Tippee (@MrTomSpicer) June 25, 2017
— MentalJargon (@MentalJargon) June 25, 2017
— London 999 Feed (@999London) June 25, 2017
The cordons were in place for 40 minutes. Shortly before midday, the area was reopened.
Police said they would return to the area at low tide to remove the device.
1:2 Following an investigation by Met Police this morning on the bank of the River Thames, MPS have now reopened Queens Walk.
— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) June 25, 2017