Police were called out to supermarkets across the country as Black Friday shoppers clashed over bargains.
Regions where trouble erupted in the aisles:
- Greater Manchester: Police called to seven Tesco stores, three arrests were made across the region
- London: Police were called to three Tesco branches in Edmonton, Willesden and Surrey Quays and an Asda branch in Edgware
- South Wales: Officers received a number of calls from staff at Tesco stores after they became "concerned due to the volume of people who had turned up to sale events" and were twice called to a Tesco branch in Cardiff over concerns about "customer conduct"
- Scotland: Police were called to Tesco branches in Dundee and Silverburn in Glasgow which both closed for a period as people clashed over discounted goods
- West Yorkshire: Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Tesco store in Batley, near Leeds
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