Bargain hunters queue from 2am for Westwood Cross sales

Boxing Day queue at Westwood Cross

Thousands of people hit the sales at Westwood Cross sho[pping centre today (December 26) with queues forming from 2am.

The first two shoppers in the queue were Lisa Teyn and Donna L Johns. They said: “We are first in the queue, it’s a buzz and exciting. We plan this in advance every year – it’s better than Christmas!”

Brands including Next, M&S, Debenhams and Primark welcomed throngs of customers, with Yankee Doodle Diner opening early to provide refreshments to those queuing.

Centre manager Francesca Donovan said: “We were thrilled to welcome so many shoppers on the very first morning of the sale. Thanet residents certainly love a good bargain, and year on year we welcome even more shoppers to make the most of the discounts.”

The Westwood Cross Shopping Centre Winter Sale runs throughout January, with retailers offering discounts of up to 70%.