Eurostar trains delayed in Paris due to 'World War Two shell'

A check-in area was evacuated as a precaution

Eurostar trains delayed in Paris due to 'World War Two shell'

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Two London-bound Eurostar trains were delayed after a passenger reportedly tried to take a World War Two shell on board.

Police were called to Paris Gare du Nord station following the discovery on Sunday morning.

The hub's check-in area in the French capital was evacuated as a precaution, a spokeswoman for Eurostar said.

After the "World War souvenir" was found, two trains bound for the England were held in Paris for a short time.

The Paris to London St Pancras service at 8.13am (7.13am Irish time) was delayed by 20 minutes, while a service an hour later was held up for 30 minutes.