EARLY bird bargain hunters started queuing at 2am for start of the Next summer sale in Wrexham.

By the time the staff of Next were ready to throw open the doors for the 5am start on Saturday, more than 600 people had formed a line that snaked around Eagles Meadow.

At the head of the queue were Wrexham pair Tiffany Burgess and Nicola Plant who brought camping chairs to sit on as they waited for the store to open.

Pregnant Nicola, who is expecting her baby in a little over a fortnight, says she wanted to stock up on baby and children’s clothes. She said: “We got here just before 2am and was surprised to be first in the queue.”

First to emerge from the packed store clutching a Next carrier bag was Ian Williams, an advisor with Age Concern North East Wales, who managed to snap up a new suit for his October wedding.

Ian, of Summerhill, said: “I got here at 4.45am and was quite a bit down the queue. However, I knew exactly what I wanted, my wedding suit, and managed to get it saving a fortune in the process. I am delighted.”