Manchester's Trafford Centre has enjoyed what is thought to be the biggest Boxing Day sale in its history with police drafted in to help manage the crowds.
Twenty-thousand shoppers had arrived by 8am, said Gordon McKinnon, director of operations. He said: "Many of our shoppers received a Trafford Centre gift card - we saw record sales on gift cards this year - and they are always keen to spend those in the sales after Christmas."
"Many bargains were snapped up within minutes of opening, with great trade particularly on party fashions and accessories."
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