The stampede, reported by Sky News to be caused by the cut-price televisions on offer, also allegedly injured vulnerable pensioners who were trying to take advantage of Black Friday bargains.

According to Sky, scenes of chaos erupted at a number of other Asda outlets across the region when hundreds of customers who had queued for hours discovered that the electrical items they were waiting to buy had sold out within minutes.

This is Asda’s first attempt at organising a ‘Black Friday’ sale. 

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