Hundreds of shoppers wait in line for Primark in Portsmouth as queue continues to grow

EAGER shoppers have flocked to Primark in Portsmouth as it reopens.

By Matthew Mohan-Hickson
Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:11 am

Lengthy queues had already formed outside the store in Commercial Road by 7.15am today.

But the line has continued to grow and now stretch back down to the Job Centre in Portsmouth, with hundreds of shoppers now queuing up.

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Queue outside Primark in Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The queues outside Primark are reminiscent of the huge lines seen in Commercial Road in June 2020, when shops reopened following the first lockdown.

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Non-essential retail as well as salons, barbers, pubs and restaurants are allowed to reopen today in Portsmouth for the first time since before Christmas.

It is the latest stage in the easing of lockdown.

Long queue of shoppers queuing for Primark in Portsmouth

The reopening of businesses comes after pupils returned to schools at the start of March and then outdoor socialising was allowed again a few weeks ago.

We will be bringing you all the latest updates as shops reopen across the Portsmouth area this morning.

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Big queues outside Primark in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, this morning.

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