Video game store shuts in Barking

09:04 04 April 2012

Closure: The game shop at Vicarage Field shopping centre in Barking has closed

Closure: The game shop at Vicarage Field shopping centre in Barking has closed

High street chain Game has shut a store in Barking after falling into administration.

A total of 227 shops, including the branch at Vicarage Field mall in Ripple Road, closed last week.

More than 2,000 jobs across the country are set to go.

Game appointed administrators PwC on March 21 after its stock market shares plummeted last month.

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