Published by BBC news Manchester, Friday 17th December 2010.
Last year police were drafted in to Manchester as the city prepared for one of its busiest days of the year.
“Metal detecting archways are part of a massive security operation as thousands of people head into the city.
Ch Insp Chris Hill, of Greater Manchester Police, said the number of Christmas drinkers meant the day is known as “Mad Friday”.” – Taken from article
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