Black Friday; East Mids
28 November 2014, 07:45
Police in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have told Capital they haven't been called to any supermarkets to control crowds for Black Friday.
It's supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, with £500m being spent!!
One of Britain's most senior police officers has criticised shops for not providing enough security on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
At least two people have been arrested in Greater Mancheter, with reports of fights at supermarkets across the country.
A woman was injured as a television fell on top of her.
The Black Friday promotion started in the US before being introduced here four years ago.
High Street v Online
A Capital study's found 67% of shoppers in the East Midlands will be buying most of their Christmas presents on the high street, instead of online, this year.
80% of shoppers we spoke to in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby told us they'd be spending more than £100, with 36% saying they'd spend more than £500 on presents this year.
The biggest spending seemed to be in Leicester, with half of people telling Capital they'd spend more than £500.