Build-A-Bear shops stuffed amid offer chaos

Derby Image copyright @therockbury Image caption The Rock shopping centre in Bury, Greater Manchester, told queues were constructing at 10:45 BST

A cheap teddy offer which left shoppers with young children queuing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes has been abandoned over “safety concerns”.

Build–ABear Workshop was offering UK clients a chance to buy any bear, which can expense up to PS52, for the price of their child’s age.

At Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre police were called when queues of “about a mile long” formed.

The company said the response had been “overwhelming and unprecedented”.

There have also been reports of long queues in US shopping centre, where the American company was also putting on the same promotion on Thursday.