Police are appealing for information following the report of a suspicious item on Caldew Bridge, Carlisle. Police were made aware of the item, a large gas cannister was found on the carriageway, at 3:49pm today (9th February).
A spokesperson from Cumbria Police said:
"A police cordon was put in place and the roads was closed whilst emergency services and recovery services attended the scene. Hardwicke Circus was also closed whilst the recovery took place. The item was safely removed.
"Police would like to hear from anyone with information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 131 of the 9th February, or call CrimeStoppers, Anonymously, on 0800 555 111.