Sportswear chain Allsports has gone into administration, leaving around 1,700 jobs hanging in the balance.

Administrator BDO Stoy Hayward said the 267-store chain was hit by a "significant" decline in sales and a price war among sportswear retailers.

It said trading would continue as normal while decisions were made on what action to take.

However, a partner at BDO Stoy Hayward said that there would be a significant number of store closures.