A ‘SENSUAL erotic massage’ parlour in Blackburn town centre has closed its doors for good.

Angels Massage Parlour, opened in Railway Road just metres from the entrance to the new Blackburn Market back in August last year, much to the disgust of local traders.

Town centre traders said they were ‘appalled’ that the establishment had been allowed to open in such a busy area.

Speaking when the parlour opened, one local business owner said: “I think it is absolutely disgusting a business offering this type of service has been allowed to open on the high street.

“A lot of money has been sent improving Blackburn town centre with The Mall and its terrible all that will be thrown away by allowing a seedy business like this open its doors.”

The venue’s website featured scantily-clad women photographed in just their underwear charging £100 an hour for their services.

But after local business owners contacted the police and the council, bosses at the parlour decided to close the branch.

On their website the operators said: “We are sorry to say that Blackburn is now closed. Thanks for your support, and we’re sad to see it go. Please remember that Preston is only 15 minutes away.”

Operating behind a door that read ‘AB Consultants’, the Blackburn branch had a rota of eight women working at the property.

The parlour had previously been based in King Street, in the Bank Top area of the town, for years before its moved into the town centre.

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Zamir Khan, said: “This is great news for all the local traders and residents who no longer have to operate close to the parlour.”