SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has issued an apology to customers after several delivery orders in Cheshire were cancelled at short notice.

A number of customers reported being notified by the supermarket their expected grocery deliveries would not take place.

They were also told they would not be charged for their orders.

Tesco cited a technology issue as the cause of the problem and said it was working to resolve the situation.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: "Due to a technology issue with our online grocery system, we have had to cancel a small number of orders this morning.

"We’re working hard to resolve this and keep disruption to a minimum and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."