SHOPPERS have been evacuated from The Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle due to an incident.

Further details about the matter have not yet been disclosed. However fire crews remain on the scene.

David Jackson, commercial director of The Lanes, told the News & Star: "The centre was evacuated at about 1.30pm this afternoon.

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"All shoppers are safe and accounted for, and members from Cumbria Fire and Rescue are currently at the centre."