Concerns have been raised about the use of metal detectors for shoppers at a Glasgow shopping centre.

Members of the public travelling to intu Braehead on Friday were met with the additional security checks when trying to enter the building.

Taking place next to the 'red' car park, customers were asked whether they consented to the checks and if not, were directed to another side of the centre.

One of those at the centre said: "Retailers that have heard about it are not happy.

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"A lot of people are saying they are going to Silverburn or to the other entrance.

"Retailers will not be happy as shopping has already been hurt by online buying."

Bosses at the centre have said these are similar measures which have already been put in place at The Arena in Braehead.

A spokesperson for intu Braehead said: “Keeping people safe is our absolute priority and we're always looking at new ways to improve security and provide reassurance to our customers.

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“We have already used scanners at the entrance to The Arena at intu Braehead and we are trialling the same technology at the centre for a short time only. We don't expect it to cause disruption for people coming and going.

“It's normal for us to test different security measures throughout the year and it's important to stress that this doesn't relate to a specific threat."