A CUSTOMER at the Tesco store in Newport has raised concerns after a bird was trapped inside the store for five days.

Caroline Parker visited the store on Harlech Retail Park on Cardiff Road on Monday with her son and was concerned when she spotted a bird flying around the restaurant in the store eating scraps of food.

After speaking to the duty manager, she became aware that the Pied Wagtail bird had been in the store since December 28.

She said: "The bird is quite distressed as it is flying around and it has just been left there for a number of days.

"I won’t be eating there again as they don’t know where the bird could be landing when the store is shut."

A Tesco spokeswoman said: "We have asked Rentokil to safely catch and release the bird at our Newport Extra.

"Our aim is to do the same with any birds which have found their way into our stores, whilst ensuring we maintain our high standards of hygiene."