TEMPERS frayed at last year's Black Friday event as shoppers fought to get their hands on a bargain at Tesco's Stretford store.

But a spokesman for the supermarket chain said security measures will be in place to prevent a repeat of those ugly scenes when the event is repeated on November 27.

The spokesman said, "Our Black Friday event was incredibly popular last year and we know our customers really liked being able to pick up great deals for Christmas. For this year’s event we've listened to feedback from customers and colleagues to ensure participating stores have all the resources they need and we’ve been working closely with Greater Manchester Police to ensure we have the right security arrangements in place.”

A spokesman for Marks and Spencer refused to confirm if the store would be taking part in Black Friday, which offers shoppers selected goods at discount prices.

The supermarket chain Sainsbury's said its approach to the event, which started in America, will be very similar to last year.

A spokesman said: “We want to offer customers great value ahead of Christmas and shoppers know that Black Friday is the perfect moment to find a bargain. Like last year, there will be a select number of products on offer throughout the weekend. There will also be a modest number of additional deals on smaller, non-food items over a week-long period.”

Aldi has confirmed it won't be taking part in Black Friday.

“Every day is a “Black Friday” at Aldi and our customers know they get clear, consistent pricing and outstanding value every time they shop with us. We don’t wait for one special day of the year to give our customers the best prices.”

ASDA has confirmed the store will not be taking part in the Black Friday event.