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185,000 Boxing Day shoppers at Manchester's Arndale centre

Manchester's Arndale Centre saw 185,000 shoppers through its doors on Boxing Day.

It was one of the centre's busiest ever starts to the post-Christmas sales.

Between midday and 4pm alone, more than 90,000 people went there.

The day started with queues outside Next, which started its sale at 6am.

"We recorded hundreds of thousands through the doors in the weeks leading up to Christmas, smashing previous records for the single busiest Saturday and Sunday of all time.

"The Boxing Day picture has been much the same as shoppers have rushed to be first to get huge discounts on a range of products.

"There are still a host of offers to be had and we expect shoppers to continue making the most of the extraordinary discounts well into January.?"

– David Allinson, Arndale Centre director