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    Panic! At The Amex Tom Hark, Preston Park's Avatar
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    Jul 2003

    Police Calm Angry Crowd At Wrexham's 99p Stores Sale

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    Says more about the economic 'recovery' than George Osborne ever could...

    'Police were called to a discount store to calm angry shoppers chasing 50p bargains in a closing down sale.

    The 99p Stores in Wrexham was temporarily closed after crowds of shoppers flocked to a half-price sale which was advertised until 28 January.

    However, many became angry and refused to leave when staff put prices back up to the full 99p price.

    The company apologised for any misunderstanding over pricing and said the shop and 30 jobs were now safe.

    Nathan Rowden, chief reporter for the Wrexham Leader, witnessed the incident on Monday and said the store was "chock-a-block" with people, some of whom had queued for two hours.

    He said many reacted with "outrage" when they were told the goods had risen to full price.

    He told BBC Radio Wales: "I could see through the windows there were customers remonstrating with staff."

    At one point he said about 50 people were outside the store trying to get in, but were prevented from entering.

    He added: "They were letting people out but not in. People were coming out shouting, visibly very angry about it."'
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