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Premises evacuated after World War I shell found in Carlisle

[A]t 10:40am firefighters were called to wasteland near Marconi Road in Carlisle following reports of a World War I shell which is 2ft long.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “Nearby premises have been evacuated.

“Police are in attendance and emergency services are awaiting for the EOD team to attend.”

Update: The shell was found to be a non-live, WWII replica device.

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