PART of Worcester's medieval city wall has reportedly collapsed.

Auto centre, Mr Tyre, has closed its doors and blamed it on the collapse of the old city wall, which is inside the garage.

However, the circumstances around it and the extent of the damage remain a mystery.

Mr Tyre, which is located in the Butts, Worcester posted on social media: “The Mr Tyre Worcester branch is permanently closed due to the collapse of the old city wall.

"We would like to thank all of our customers for their custom over the past 10 years.

“If any customers have a guarantee for anything purchased at Mr Tyre Worcester, it will be honoured at any of our other branches, with the closest being Redditch and Kidderminster.”

The business is currently locked up and is display a sign which says it is closed "due to flood damage."

Paul Harding, from Discover History, who runs educational tours, called the city wall: “a fantastic piece of medieval stonework.”

Mr Harding said the part of the wall next to Mr Tyre is the best-preserved part as it’s inside the tyre shop’s garage and protected from the elements.

Worcester’s city walls are a sequence of defensive walls built between the 1st and 17th centuries. The Roman walls were restored and re-used by the Saxons.

The Worcester wall can be seen along the river and along City Walls Road.

Worcester City Council's archaeological officer has been made aware of the collapse but would not comment on the situation.

Many customers of Mr Tyre posted on social media that they will miss the tyre service and its staff.

We approached Mr Tyre but they also declined to comment saying they were holding 'a consultation.'