BUTCHERS in the area say that business is booming after the horse meat scandal.

A number of leading stores have been caught up in the much-publicised story, with up to 100 per cent horse meat found in so-called beef dishes.

Town centre butchers say shoppers have all been talking about the news.

"It won't do us any harm," said Haydn Roberts, who runs Roberts, on Market Street. "It's all very well blaming the source but they should know where it's come from. If they haven't got that then there's something lacking somewhere."

Paul Schofield, of Schofield's Butcher, also on Market Street, said: "Everybody's been going on about it. We've had it more as jokes than anything though - people asking if I've got any horse meat and I told them I've sold it all to Tesco."