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COMMUNITY leaders are calling for a disused supermarket to be demolished.

Councillors have raised concerns about the former Morrisons supermarket in River Lane, Saltney, after a suspected arson attack last week.

County councillor Veronica Gay said the site, which has stood empty since 2008, has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour.

“Something needs to be done before it’s too late,” she said.

“Ideally the site will be flattened, but in the meantime Morrisons needs to make it more secure to keep people out.”

In July 2009 a 10-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries when he fell 20ft through the roof of a derelict garage in Saltney.

“We don’t want another terrible accident,” added Cllr Gay. I hope that young people will stay away.”

Saltney mayor Cllr Richard Lloyd also wants the security of the building to be made a priority.

He told the Chronicle he wanted Morrisons to act quickly.

He said: “The site is a very real danger and action needs to be taken.

“It is coming up the summer holidays and I hope that parents will talk to their children and warn them that it is not a safe place to be.

“I don’t want youngsters putting themselves or anyone else at risk.”

A Morrisons spokesman said: “Morrisons continues to extensively market the store and we remain hopeful of finding a tenant.”

Fire crews from Deeside, Mold, Buckley, Flint, Rhyl, Wrexham and Chester were called to the blaze at 5.15pm last Tuesday and remained at the scene for more than five hours.

Two male firefighters were injured during the incident.