A SHOP in Worcester's Crowngate Shopping Centre has closed.

Signs have been placed in Mothercare’s store window announcing the shop has closed its doors.

The sign reads: “This store is now closed.

“The management and staff thank you for your custom.

"Any remaining equipment to be collected – staff will be here Monday 13th from 9am to 12pm.”

The health, beauty and baby product chain will see all 79 of its stores closed by Sunday, with 2,500 jobs lost across the country.

After 59 years in the business, Mothercare went into administration last year after struggling to compete with online shopping.

Since the start of December, Mothercare has slashed prices on products with special offers including a baby Stroller selling at £69.99, down from £334.95, with an antique wardrobe initially sold for £270 dropped by 70 per cent to £81.00.