Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre was forced to close for several hours on Saturday after an issue with a 'pane of glass'.

The shopping centre posted on their Facebook page at 01:24AM on Saturday that the centre and car park were closed "due to a health and safety issue with a section of the internal glazing in the Centre".

Pictures that were shared on social media seemed to show a missing interior glazed panel.  It is understood that a panel cracked and was then removed.

The centre remained closed throughout Saturday morning and was eventually reopened at 12PM.

The shopping centre was purchased by Oldham Council in Autumn 2020 for £9.5 million and the council has set out plans to redevelop it, with plans including a new home for Tommyfield Market.

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The redevelopment plans have caused a stir amongst some, including Leader of the borough's Liberal Democrat, Cllr Howard Sykes, who raised concerns over the council's spending.

Oldham Council have been contacted for a comment.

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