Two Boots stores in Suffolk towns are at risk after bosses announced hundreds of closures. 

Stores in Orwell Road in Felixstowe and the Thoroughfare in Woodbridge are at risk of closing down, it is understood. 

It comes after the retailer revealed plans to close 300 stores across the UK

Although the list of stores set to close has not been announced, a spokesman for Boots said: "In all cases of closures, there will be an alternative store remaining open less than three miles away."

Many of the shops due to shut are loss-making and two-thirds were within walking distance of each other.

There is a Boots store in Martlesham while the company has two in Felixstowe – one in Hamilton Road and a pharmacy in Orwell Road.

In its quarterly results, Boots said: "Over the next year Boots will continue to consolidate a number of stores in close proximity to each other."

And James Kehoe, global chief financial officer at Boots' parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, said: "We will continue to optimise our locations and opening hours, and expect to close an additional 300 locations in the UK and 150 locations in the US."