posted at 05:50
Author Name: Joshua Barrie
PHOTOS: Black Friday In The UK
On Friday morning, as retail outlets opened their doors at 8am, the police had already been called to more than 10 supermarkets across the country. Asda is one retailer experiencing hectic shop floors. A spokeswoman told Business Insider that it sold more than 10,000 tablets in the first two hours of trading and as of 1pm had more than two million customers. "We do not condone the behaviour of a very small number of people in our Wembley store this morning. Despite our extensive planning and additional security colleagues there was an isolated incident this morning when the store opened. The sale has run smoothly in all our other 440 participating stores," ASDA told Business Insider. At a branch in London, seven police cars and two ambulances were called after scuffles broke out on Thursday night. The Guardian says the store had to close because of the commotion. A spokesperson told Business Insider: "In the interest of customer safety a small number of these stores contacted police last night to help control crowds safely and stores are now trading normally. We always take guidance from police authorities on security measures in stores and we'll work closely with them to make any improvements for next year." The queues for Black Friday deals started in the early hours of Friday morning.

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