Triangle shopping centre sale halted by looting reports

Triangle shopping centre, Cornmarket, Manchester Police said they were called to the sale 20 minutes after it opened at 09:00 BST after reports of "disturbances"

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A sell-off of fixtures and fittings at a Manchester shopping centre has been called off after reports of looting.

More than 200 people queued outside the former Triangle Shopping Centre, where items including sofas and 50 inch TVs were being sold off from £10.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted: "Patrols have responded to reports of people 'looting' in the Corn Exchange".

A spokeswoman said security staff called off the sale after arguments between shoppers. No-one was arrested.

Police said they were called 20 minutes after the sale opened at 09:00 BST after reports of "disturbances".

Money raised during the sale was to have been donated to Forever Manchester, which funds community groups across the region.

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