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Bumper Boxing day reported at Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus managers report a bumper day at the Boxing Day sales Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA

Thousands of shoppers descended on Bristol's Cabot Circus shopping centre for the traditional Boxing Day sales.

The biggest queues were reported outside Next, with bargain hunters arriving as early as 4am, drawn by discount of up to 50 per cent. Other stores that saw early queues were JD Sports and House of Fraser.

"Boxing Day is always one of our busiest days of the year and we were delighted to welcome thousands of shoppers hoping to bag a bargain on the official start of the post-Christmas sales with queues from 4am."

– Stephanie Lacey, General Manager, Cabot Circus

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Thieves ram car into wrong shop at Bristol's Cabot Circus

The thieves appear to have reversed their car into Kuoni by mistake. Credit: ITV News

Thieves who reversed a car into a Bristol clothes shop and stole designer goods appear to have hit the wrong one first - smashing into a travel agent before realising their mistake.

Nobody was hurt and nothing was taken from upmarket holiday agents Kuoni, however luxury clothes shop Garment Quarter had £20,000 of clothing and accessories stolen.

Police believe three men were involved in the break-in, which happened early this morning. They are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Garment Quarter had thousands of pounds worth of designer goods stolen. Credit: ITV News
Police believe three men were involved in the break-in. Credit: ITV News

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Congratulations Cabot Circus!

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

Giant cake at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

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