STAFF at a longstanding Oswestry town centre store have left an emotional farewell message in the shop’s window after its closure.

Dorothy Perkins, the women’s fashion retailer, has closed its Oswestry store after more than 40 years in the town.

The chain was recently bought by online-only fashion giant Boohoo, which also bought Debenhams.

Workers at the Oswestry store thanked shoppers in the town for their support over the years.

The message in the window reads: “It is with a heavy heart we must say goodbye.

“All the team want to thank you, our loyal customers for supporting us and the high street for many years.

“We miss you, and we hope you miss us.”

Dorothy Perkins was part of the Arcadia group, which also ran other well-known high street shops including Topshop and Miss Selfridge.

The Arcadia group fell into administration last year, and has since sold off its high street shops.