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Author: Blathnaid Healy
Police called to stores across UK as Black Friday attracts big crowds
LONDON - Police were called to several stores across Britain as Black Friday crowds gathered in large numbers hoping to get their hands on a bargain. Synonymous with the promise of cut-priced goods and long queues, more British retailers are partaking this year in Black Friday than ever before with a host of deals advertised in advance of it. A Tesco store in Trafford was closed shortly after the sale began at 12:01 AM. Police in London attended three Tescos and an Asda, according to BBC News. Police said there was a large, volatile crowd at the Tesco in Glover Drive. The retailer had promotions in the store for cut-priced TVs and coffee makers. In Glasgow a Tesco store at Silverburn was shut after customers clashed over bargains. Things were no different in South Wales where officers were called to control crowds at a number of Tesco stores. Online retailer Amazon.co.uk previously kick-started the notion of Black Friday in the UK but this year some of the top British stores got involved.

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