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26/12/2013 05:29 GMT | Updated 26/12/2013 06:34 GMT

5 Boxing Day UK Shopper Stampedes You're Lucky To Have Escaped

Shoppers queue outside Selfridge department store during the early hours of Boxing Day in central London, on December 26, 2011, in search of a bargain on the first day of the post Christmas Sales. London Underground drivers on Monday walked out in a row over pay, threatening disruption for shoppers at the start of the post-Christmas sales and football fans hoping to catch a festive fixture. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS  (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shoppers queue outside Selfridge department store during the early hours of Boxing Day in central London, on December 26, 2011, in search of a bargain on the first day of the post Christmas Sales. London Underground drivers on Monday walked out in a row over pay, threatening disruption for shoppers at the start of the post-Christmas sales and football fans hoping to catch a festive fixture. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Boxing Day sales are a shopping bonanza that are much awaited by bargain-hunters, who are normally found queuing outside stores each year for hours before they open in order to get their hands on the best deals.

Sadly in their rush for the best buys, shoppers do get a bit feisty and - as recent Boxing Day sales have shown - stores end up seeing a disorderly stampede of shoppers.

HuffPostUK has rounded up some of the most dramatic moments when shoppers couldn't help rushing to get to the discounted Boxing Day goods first.

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