Maryport's Original Factory Shop is to close.

The company has announced this morning that "due to the current climate and effect the coronavirus has had on the retail sector, the original factory shop has taken decision the close the Maryport store.

On a social media post the company said: "We’ve had an amazing 11 years here and would like to thank all our loyal customers for shopping with us we’ve met some friends for life along the way. Saturday the 13th of March will be our last trading day. Thank you."

It is understood that the Wigton and Egremont stores have not been affected and will continue trading.

The Factory shop was welcomed in Maryport when it moved into the former Woolworth building.