By Daniel Hunter

Morrisons has reported another fall in sales during the three months to May.

Like-for-like sales, which exclude fuel and new stores, fell 2.9% during the period compared with last year. It follows a 2.6% drop in the previous quarter.

It is the first financial statement since chief executive David Potts began work in March.

The troubled supermarket chain closed more stores than it opened during the quarter.

Mr Potts said: "My initial impressions from my first seven weeks are of a business eager to listen to customers and improve."

In March, Morrisons said its underlying full-year profits halved to £345 million.

Mr Potts said that a full review of the business was underway and more detail on the state of the supermarket would be clear in its half-year results, due in September.