WORKERS at a Clitheroe department store sprang into action when they received an order from a very special customer.

The prime minister’s wife Samantha Cameron purchased 10 white wine glasses from Dawson’s online site, which specialises in branded cookware.

The Dartington Crystal Essentials order was flagged up to staff at the King Street store because of the famous delivery address - 10 Downing Street, London.

Online manager Simon Dawson said the items were on sale with a 50 per cent discount when the 41-year-old business executive made the purchase.

He said: “Mrs Cameron bought five sets of the glasses, which come in twos.

“We did a promotion on the glasses at the time.

“She probably would have used them for gifts.

“The thing that you notice most is the address. It actually went to 10 Downing Street and was flagged up on our system.

“The order was dealt with by somebody who normally specialises in more expensive items, so Mrs Cameron was given a bit of special treatment.

“We do get a few famous people buying things, like footballers buying BBQs, and the majority of our demand comes from down south.”

Dawson’s employs 40 staff in its warehouse specifically for packaging online orders.

The online section, which includes Barbecue World, Garden Furniture World, Junt Linen, Just Pottery and Christmas at Dawson’s as well as the cookshop site, was set up around eight years ago.

Mr Dawson said online sales now accounted for more than 80 per cent of the shop’s total sales.