Shopkeeper given fright of his life by 'ghost' on CCTV

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An antique shop owner was given the fright of his life after a ghostly apparition caught on CCTV appeared to browse the clothing rails late at night.

Liam Woodgates, 31, was alone re-wiring the security system in the 130-year-old building in Nottingham when the spectre drifted in by a rail of vintage t shirts.

The spine-tingling footage shows the apparition on the far side of a clothing rack float towards the rack before turning and disappearing.

Workers at the store believe that the figure is the ghost of Mrs Hopkinson, the wife of the original owner.

Liam said: "Out of the corner of my eye I spotted something moving. I thought there must be someone in the building, you hear all these stories of people hiding in shops and breaking out at night.

"As I looked at it I saw this ghostly figure floating through the rails. I waited for it to come back a bit longer after that but I didn't see anything else. I didn't go and check.

"To be honest, I didn't fancy it."

General manager Izzy Watts, 27, said: "We think it's Mrs Hopkinson doing her shopping in the building.

"I've never felt unsafe before but the owner of the building always said something about the place never felt quite right.

"To me, it looks like a woman with a bob. It's my favourite area of clothing in the shop, so she's obviously a woman with taste."