Shoppers in Cirencester have been left shocked by the sudden closure of a well-known shop.

Tinc, a stationery shop on West Way unexpectedly shut on Friday (December 28).

Customers reported arriving at the shop to find that everything had been cleared from the store.

There was no notice on the door, and no explanation.

Some customers took to social media to express their disappointment, which led to Tinc issuing a statement.

A spokesperson for Tinc said: "We are very sorry that we had to close the store in Cirencester.

"Unfortunately in the current retail environment, we were unable to make a success of our Cirencester store and have had to close there.

"We do appreciate all of your support and anyone with a gift voucher can email us on and we will be able to issue new vouchers for you to use.

"If you have any other questions please feel free to send us a message and we will help as best we can. Team Tinc."