EXTRA security will be brought in at every Asda store over the Christmas period.

The supermarket giant will deploy extra security on the doors of all its 421 large superstores between December 19 and December 24.

Roger Burnley, Asda chief executive officer and president, said: “The festive season is always the busiest time of year for our stores so we have introduced additional safety measures to protect colleagues and customers during this period.

“These new measures will help customers to get in and out of our larger stores quickly and safely and we are confident they will continue to play their part by respecting social distancing when they shop.”