Further fears have been raised after a Carlisle city-centre store announced it was closing down.

Recently Lakeland Leathers, on English Street, has put up “end of lease closing down sale” signs in the windows of its shop.

Concerns had been previously raised after the store in was put up ‘to let’ last month – an estate agent sign has recently appeared on the building.

Like many in the city centre, it has recently reopened after lockdown restrictions were relaxed.

The property appears on the website of Walton Goodland, a firm of chartered surveyors and commercial property consultants, with a rateable value of £57,500.

The listing on the website said: “Ground floor shop with retail sales and stores. Potential for first and second-floor storage.

“The property occupies a 100 per cent prime pitch in central Carlisle adjacent to all major national retailers and the principal entrance to The Lanes Shopping Centre.

“Surrounding occupiers include Primark, Costa, Paperchase and Patisserie Valerie.”

The News & Star has asked the firm for a statement; however, none had been received at the time of publication.

A number of businesses in Carlisle city centre have recently announced that they are set to close down.

Last month for example, the owner of the Pig in the Poke sandwich shop, on English Street, put the business up for sale.

Michael Dodgson, from Blackpool, had taken over the shop at the end of January.

He cited falling footfall as one of the reasons for selling.