|Carpet Right ablaze: One of the many buildings set alight during the riots|
A Sony warehouse has become the latest victim in the recent London riots. The three-storey, 20,000 square-metre warehouse, which was situated in Enfield, North London was burnt down during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
|The warehouse after the fire...|
It is not yet known exactly what caused the fire as no-one has been able to enter the building which has been badly damaged by the flames. However, according to a recent article by GameIndustryBiz, it appears that the shop may have been looted and then set alight with petrol bombs. Thankfully, no-one appears to have been injured in the incident.
|Looting destroys local businesses...|
A spokeswoman for Sony, Yoko Yasukochi, has explained that the fire could possibly cause delays in delivery of stock to local inhabitants, including blu-rays, PS3 and PSP games and accessories as well as DVDs and CDs. She said: "There will likely be some impact on deliveries..." (sourced from: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/09/uk-sony-fire-uk-idUKTRE7780O420110809)
News of the warehouse fire has also caused a 2% drop in Sony's share prices on Tuesday. However, there has been a slight rise to 1.1% today.
Meanwhile, the riots continue to spread outside of the Tottonham area where they first began. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.