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Scuffles in the scramble for 'Black Friday' discount TVs

There were chaotic scenes in an Asda store in Colindale, north London today as shoppers fought to get their hands on discounted TVs in the "Black Friday' sale.

Customers scrambled and pushed to snatch cut-price deals as part of "Black Friday" in frenzied scenes seen across the UK.

A woman was reportedly taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after a stampede at one shopping centre in west Belfast.

The traditional US event usually takes place on the Friday following Thanksgiving and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

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Shopper restrained after 'Black Friday' row

A man is restrained by security guards after a row in an Asda store. Credit: SWNS

Security guards were forced to restrain a shopper after a row broke out at an Asda store in Bristol today during the 'Black Friday' rush to buy cut-price goods.

The man was tackled by security guards after attempting to buy two 60-inch televisions.

Black Friday - traditionally a US event - sparked a frenzy of purchases in some stores in the UK as shoppers rushed to snap up cheap deals.

Shoppers injured in 'Black Friday' stampede at Asda

The Westwood Asda store, in west Belfast where a woman was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm. Credit: PA Wire

A woman was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after a stampede at a shopping centre over cut-price televisions for "Black Friday".

There were also claims that a heavily pregnant woman was pushed and shoved and pensioners were knocked to the ground by frantic shoppers battling to get their hands on Christmas deals at the Asda store in west Belfast.

TVs were reduced from £179 to £99 as part of Asda's "Black Friday" special offers that were advertised throughout the UK.

The US event traditionally takes place on the Friday following Thanksgiving and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

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US shoppers in 'Black Friday' bargain frenzy

Customers rush into the Macy's store during Thanksgiving Day holiday in New York for 'Black Friday' deals. Credit: Reuters

Black Friday, America's busiest shopping day, got off to an early start on Thursday evening, as stores across the country opened to thousands of eager bargain-hunters.

US shoppers gather for Black Friday store deals. Credit: EBU

In recent years US stores have drastically slashed their prices on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday because it's traditionally when retailers begin to turn a profit, or "go into the black".

Customers rush to buy bags at the Macy's store as stores opened early for 'Black Friday'. Credit: Reuters

Black Friday traditionally begins in the early hours of the morning, but this year stores opened on Thursday evening to compete with online retailers

People pull loaded shopping carts at a Walmart store, on Thanksgiving day in North Bergan, New Jersey. Credit: Reuters