MORE than 50 Woolworths stores across the UK could be transformed into supermarkets – including the St Neots branch. The Hunts Post has learnt that 51 former Woolworths buildings have been purchased by Iceland frozen food chain. On Thursday morning (Jan

MORE than 50 Woolworths stores across the UK could be transformed into supermarkets - including the St Neots branch.

The Hunts Post has learnt that 51 former Woolworths buildings have been purchased by Iceland frozen food chain.

On Thursday morning (January 8) a spokesman for Iceland said: "We have brought 51 former Woolworths stores."

She refused to say if these purchases included the former Woollies in St Neots, St Ives and Huntingdon.

But rumour in St Neots is that Iceland will be returning to the town after leaving two years ago.

A press statement was expected from Iceland on Thursday afternoon (January 8).

Woolworths stores in Huntingdon, St Neots and St Ives were closed on Monday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 6.

The high street chain employs 99 staff at its stores in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots.

Woolworths went into administration on November 27 after accumulating around £380million in debt.

This story will be updated as we get more detail.