Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rioters set Sony logistics hub ablaze

Rioters set ablaze and destroyed a Sony distribution centre in London during a night of violence and looting on Monday.
Just before midnight, 11 fire appliances and around 55 firefighters were called to the 20,000sq metre Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation two-storey warehouse on Solar Way in Enfield.

The blaze was finally brought under control at around 11am yesterday. But the building, which had partially collapsed, was completely destroyed, the London Fire Brigade said.

PIAS, which licenses and distributes music from around 165 British indie recording labels, including Rough Trade, Domino and Warp, representing the likes of Adele and The Horrors, had stock in the warehouse.

The firm said Sony had implemented its business continuity plan.

Source:   IFW