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Boxing Day sales smash records

Stores across London were swamped.

Nationwide, sales jumped 20% on last year.

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Big boost for retailers in Boxing Day sales

Shoppers queue to enter Selfridges department store in Oxford Street. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Shoppers today smashed Boxing Day sales records with takings jumping 20 per cent across the country.

In London, hundreds of thousands of shoppers descended on retailers across the West End for the traditional cut-price sales.

Retailers were bracing themselves for 800,000 shoppers.

There were particularly big crowds in London's West End.

Selfridges on Oxford Street took £1.5 million in their first hour of trading.

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