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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Shoppers hurt in sales stampede

A woman has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after a stampede at a shopping centre over discount TVs. The frenzy was sparked by 'Black Friday' - a US tradition of big sales the day after Thanksgiving.