13 Aug 2012

New home needed for tortoise from Gallipoli

1:45 pm on 13 August 2012

A new home is needed for a tortoise that was taken to Britain after the Gallipoli campaign in World War I.

The tortoise, called Blake, was packed into a soldier's kitbag for the trip.

The soldier died many years ago and Blake has been living with Marion Skinner, who is frail and needs to move.

The tortoise is believed to be at least 100 years old but is said to be in good health.