A SUPERMARKET had to be evacuated on Friday (May 20) due to a water leak. 

Lidl, on King Street, St Helens, had to be temporarily closed. 

A Lidl spokesperson said that as a result of heavy rainfall there was a leak at the store caused by a blocked drainpipe.

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The supermarket was temporarily closed as a precaution while remedial works were carried out.

The Lidl store opened as normal on Saturday morning, May 21.