Seven former Jessops stores have been sold to the supermarket chain Morrisons, a source familiar with discussions has confirmed to Amateur Photographer (AP).

Britain’s largest high-street camera chain closed all its remaining 187 shops on 11 January after collapsing into administration two days earlier.

A spokesman for Jessops’ administrator, PwC, declined to comment on the Morrisons deal.

Morrisons had yet to respond to a request for comment at the time of writing.

Last month it emerged that Wilkinson Cameras, a chain based in the North-West, had expressed an interest in taking over at least one Jessops store.

Last Thursday, PwC confirmed that Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones was among a number of buyers to acquire the Jessops brand name.

The Morrisons news was first reported by The Telegraph over the weekend.