- Sports Direct said it 'currently has no intention' of acquiring any more distressed UK retailers, including baby goods chain Mothercare's UK business.

The sportswear and equipment retailer has already made risky investments in the ailing Debenhams and Houes of Fraser department store chains, plus small-side football group Goals Soccer Centres.

In a statement, Sports Direct accused Labor politician Rachel Reeves of not doing enough for shareholders hurt by the demise and Debenhams and Goals.

Reeves is currently chair of a UK select committee investigating the failure of travel company Thomas Cook.

'Whilst there continue to be retailers in distress--with the latest example being Mothercare--Sports Direct currently has no intention of looking at saving any of these retailers whilst there is a lack of protection for shareholders/owners, because unscrupulous politicians are more interested in their own PR than doing what is right,' Sports Direct claimed. At 1:45pm:

[LON:MTC] Mothercare PLC share price was +2.95p at 12.45p

[LON:SPD] Sports Direct International PLC share price was +0.1p at 314.5p

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