Tuesday, August 9, 2011

London - Sony Warehouse burns



Sony’s only depot for CDs and DVDs in the U.K. was razed to the ground. As British citizens awoke to blanket coverage of the worst civil unrest to hit the U.K. capital in years -- bombarded by images of burning buildings, shop looting and marauding hooded gangs from late afternoon Monday through early Tuesday morning – fears of more to come began to build. Gangs of youths set fire to the Sony warehouse, “only after they had carried off as much as they could,” according to reports in Enfield, North London. A Sony spokeswoman told Sky News the burnt out three-storey 20,000 square meter site would almost certainly impact on delivery of CDs and DVDs to retailers and consumers alike. The fire was still burning Tuesday lunchtime so the full extent of the damage was still being assessed. - The Hollywood Reporter