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North West shops warned to have security for this year's Black Friday

Shoppers at last year's Black Friday sales Credit: ITV

Police have warned stores across the North West to have security in place, to protect those seeking Black Friday bargains.

Hundreds of shops across the North West are opening their doors early for this year's bargain frenzy. Sales are expected to be up by 600 per cent. Last year's event was marred by chaotic scenes when huge crowds grappled for items like cut-price TVs.


Tram and car crash in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester

Credit: Richard Meftah

A tram and a car have crashed in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester this morning.

The silver Ford Focus and Metrolink vehicle collided between the Ashton Moss and Audenshaw tram stops on Lord Sheldon Way.

Credit: Richard Meftah

The woman driving the car escaped with only a minor injury, according to paramedics who were called to the scene.

Metrolink posted on their website:

“This is due to a road traffic collision at Audenshaw involving a car and tram. Services are currently unable to operate past Droylsden to Ashton.”

– Metrolink
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