A SPORTS shop has closed down on a retail park.

DW Sports on Colchester Retail Park, Sheepen Road, shut its doors last week after a month-long closing down sale.

However, the park's letting agent Edgerley Simpson Howe has confirmed it is in talks with another client who has shown interest in moving into the 12,000 sq ft unit.

A spokeswoman said it was too soon to provide further details.

DW Sports had rented the unit and is part of the DW Fitness First brand.

A firm spokesperson said: "DW Fitness First confirm the Colchester store is now closed.

"DW Fitness First have been working with store employees to identify other potential opportunities within the DW Fitness First group."

The firm, part of a national chain, would not say why the store had closed or how many people had been employed there.

Last week triathlon shop owner Ed Page confirmed his store in Colchester will close next month after 18 years.

Mr Page, director of 53-12 off Cowdray Avenue, cited the competition with online shopping as one of the reasons why he will close up.