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New Leeds shopping centre 'boosts city centre trade'

Trinity Leeds
Image caption Trinity Leeds centre has attracted more than one million visitors in its first 10 days of business

A new shopping centre has increased the number of customers visiting Leeds city centre, according to the city council.

The £350m Trinity Leeds centre opened last month and its developers said it had attracted more than one million visitors in its first 10 days.

Leeds City Council said the Easter period was the busiest for many years.

The Briggate area, where the Trinity centre is located, saw 900,000 shoppers over the Easter holiday weekend - the highest number on record.

The council measures the number of people visiting the city centre at eight locations using "footfall cameras".

It said the city centre as a whole had an increase in footfall over the March and early April period.

Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for development and the economy, said: "It is fantastic to see so many people taking advantage of the excellent retail offer that we have here in Leeds.

"The opening of Trinity Leeds is driving increased footfall across the whole city centre, and not just the shopping centre itself."

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