An outdoor clothing retailer is to close in the Blackburn town centre after six years, as a date for its closure has been revealed.

The Trespass store, based in the Mall Blackburn, will shut in the New Year, with the official closing date believed to be Sunday, January 28.

The Lancashire Telegraph also understands staff at the store will lose their jobs, with no plans to move them to other nearby stores.

A closing down sign was placed on the front of the store, which takes up a prime spot opposite Pandora.

Trespass, which specialises in skiwear, waterproof jackets, fleeces, festival accessories, walking boots and camping gear, was founded in the 1990s and now has more than 300 stores worldwide.

When the Blackburn store opened it was retailer's first outlet in East Lancashire, and it now also has branches in Preston and Bury.

In July, it was reported six stores in Derby, Harrogate, Canterbury, Solihull, Workington and Chesterfield were to close.

The Mall will be hoping to replace the retailer as it did when two other stores shut down.

WH Smith left Blackburn town centre in 2020, while fashion store Tessuti shut up shop in the summer.

There is also a gaping hole where Wilko once stood until that closed in October after the company went bust.

Tessuti is being replaced by Flannels, while Waterstones has opened in the old Smiths unit three years on from the unit being vacated.

Flannels offers ‘high brand’ men's, women's and kids' clothing and shoes at its 65 stores across the UK.

Waterstones is the only dedicated book shop in town and has been warmly welcomed by shoppers.

Next door, Deichmann, launched a newly re-fitted store following £200,000 renovations and the Mall also welcomed hairdresser ‘Just Cuts’ back to the centre under new ownership.

It is located on Market Way next to TimePiece.

Trespass have been approached for comment.