Tesco store forced to close as rain pours through roof onto shop floor


A Tesco store has had to close after water suddenly began pouring through the roof and onto the shop floor.

Rumours on social media at first suggested that the roof of the shop in New Hammond Beck Road in Boston, Lincolnshire, had collapsed on Saturday afternoon because it had been struck by lightning.

But the supermarket giant said it appeared that a pipe between the ceiling and the roof had overflown due to heavy rainfall.

Anglian Water tweeted: "We're currently receiving a high volume of calls due to heavy rainfall across our area."

A Tesco spokesperson said: "Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, so we are working hard to ensure our Boston store is safe and cleaned to our usual high standards before it is reopened."