The Dorothy Perkins store in Sutton High Street will be closed for good in January next year, it has been confirmed.

A specific date has not been revealed, however, the outlet joins a small but high-profile list of outlets shutting up shop in the high street during 2018.

Maplin, Poundworld and the Royal Bank of Scotland have all closed their branches’ doors in Sutton High Street over the past 11 months.

Former JD Wetherspoon pub The Grapes was also closed before being sold off for £1.7 million after bosses' plans to convert it into flats were thrown out by Sutton Council.

A spokeswoman for Arcadia Group, a multinational company which owns high street brands such as Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Topshop, said: “We are constantly reviewing our store portfolio across the group, investing in flagship stores, and increasing our brands' digital presence.

“Our click-and-collect service across the brands is also proving a successful way of helping our customers collect their purchases at a location most convenient to them.

“We endeavour to offer current staff other employment options within the Arcadia Group.”