A new metal buying business has been established in Parkstone.

John Bignell has founded JB Precious Metals in Ashley Road and it was officially opened by the Mayor of Poole, Chris Bulteel.

Already Mr Bignell says that “four customers a day” have been visiting his new shop to sell metal to him.

“We were not expecting that,” Mr Bignell said, adding that he has entered a six-month lease and has invested “a few thousand to refurbish the shop”.

Mr Bignell is also planning “to open another shop in Ferndown or Christchurch”.