Sony's Enfield warehouse torched in London riots

Written by Joe Martin

August 9, 2011 | 10:14

Tags: #2011-riots #london-riots

Companies: #sony

Sony has confirmed that it's DADC centre in Enfield was torched and looted as part of the on-going London riots last night and that deliveries will likely be affected as a result.

DADC is a subsidiary of Sony which specialises in packaging and distribution of discs. The warehouse in Enfield housed thousands of Blu-rays, CDs and DVDs, but it is unclear yet if the damage will affect Sony's PlayStation brand too.

Many indie music labels such as Beggars Banquet and Domino are said to have kept stock at the warehouse, according to MusicWeek.

'There will likely be some impact on deliveries,' Sony spokesperson Yoko Yasukochi told Reuters.

'We cannot determine the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage yet because it's not possible to enter the building.'

Riots continued to spread across London and the rest of the UK last night, with further arrests reported in Birmingham and 'tense scenes' reported in Leeds, as well as major fires in Croydon.

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