Boxing Day sales begin as shoppers flock to high streets

Thousands of shoppers have begun hunting for bargains in the Boxing Day sales, with some stores having been open from as early as 6am.

Security hold back shoppers at the Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Shoppers rush through the doors at 6am in the Boxing Day sales. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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Shoppers 'spend over £2.7bn on Boxing Day'

Shoppers spent over £2.7 billion in stores and online ion Boxing Day, according to the Daily Telegraph.