MINEHEAD’S Animal clothing store has shut its door for the final time after more than a decade in the town.

The store, which specialised in surf/extreme sports and leisurewear, closed for the final time on Sunday, September 13.

The shop is the latest to go as the company which owns the brand has announced it is closing all of its retail outlets by the end of January 2021.

A statement issued by H Young, the company’s owners, said: “As a result of the extremely challenging retail market, which has now further worsened due to Covid-19, H Young will by closing its Animal business by the end of January 2021.

“This will obviously be a very sad announcement for all Animal’s hardworking employees and its loyal customers.

“Until the end of January, Animal will continue trading through its website, and its clothing will be also be available via distributors.

“Finally, we would like to thank everyone for all their support over these many years.”