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Chaos as Tesco store opens for 'Black Friday' shoppers

These were the scenes at Arena Park's Tesco superstore in Coventry as 'Black Friday' shoppers entered the store at midnight.

Today is dubbed 'Black Friday' which marks the first day of what is expected to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year in the run up to Christmas.

Cybercrime warning as 'Black Friday' gets underway

Cybercrime experts are warning Christmas online shoppers to be extra vigilant and look out for the signs of scams as 'Black Friday' gets underway.

It marks the first day of what is expected to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year on the high street and online as retailers slash their prices in the run up to Christmas.

Online shopping fraud increased by 31% during last year's Christmas period Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Online shopping fraud increased by 31% during last year's Christmas period, according to figures based on reported crime figures from police forces across the UK.

Mobile phones, games consoles, footwear, clothing and other technical devices are said to be among the most risk items for Christmas shoppers to buy online.

Christmas shoppers in Birmingham Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

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High street retailers prepare for 'Black Friday'

Shoppers across the Midlands are expected to purchase thousands of bargains today as high street retailers slash their prices in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas shoppers in Birmingham Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Today is dubbed 'Black Friday' which marks the first day of what is expected to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

Visa Europe predicts that £360,000 will be spent every minute.