Tesco, the UK's number one supermarket operator, has posted a 6.7% rise in like-for-like sales in the UK.

For the 53 weeks to February 28, pre-tax profit rose 17.6% to £1.6bn from £1.4bn last year.

Group sales jumped 18.7% to £33.6bn.

Total UK sales for 52 weeks increased 14.2% to £26.4bn.

International sales were up 29% to £6.7bn.

Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy said: “Today’s figures demonstrate what a great British success Tesco is at home and abroad.”