Hundreds of shoppers stuck in IKEA car park

Shoppers have been posting pictures on social media - saying they were stuck in the IKEA car park at Reading for three hours on Sunday.

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IKEA statement after angry shoppers are trapped in car park

IKEA have issued a statement for customers Credit: ITV

We can confirm that there was disruption to traffic around our store yesterday afternoon, Sunday 3rd September 2017.

The disruption followed the closure of one of the entrance lanes to the retail park due to road works. This resulted in a bottleneck at the roundabout which caused severe delays on Pincents Lane and in our car park.

On this busy “Back to School” weekend our team didn’t anticipate the consequence of the lane closure and responded as quickly as possible to try to rectify the situation. We would like to thank our customers for their patience.

IKEA Reading welcomes customers until 9pm on weekdays and Saturdays. We invite customers who wish to avoid peak times and enjoy a quieter shopping experience to visit us during off-peak hours.

– Johanna Heuren, IKEA Reading Store Manager

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