FURNITURE giant Ikea is withdrawing wiener sausages in Britain, France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal after tests confirmed ''a few indications of horsemeat''.

The move comes two days after the retailer, which has a branch in Southampton, withdrew Swedish meatballs from stores across Europe and a handful of countries in Asia and the Caribbean.

An Ikea spokeswoman said: ''Based on some hundred test results that we have received so far, there are a few indications of horse meat. 'Together with the Swedish supplier in question we have decided to withdraw from sales also the wiener sausages ... from that supplier.''