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London warehouse fire may affect UK deliveries -Sony

posted 9 Aug 2011, 06:14 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 9 Aug 2011, 09:04 ]
London warehouse fire may affect UK deliveries as Enfield building is sole warehouse for UK-bound content products says Sony.

ENFIELD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 09, 2011) REUTERS -   Sony Corp said on Tuesday (August 09) deliveries in Britain of compact discs and DVDs could be affected after a fire hit its sole warehouse for content products in the country.


The fire in the insured three-storey, 20,000 square metre warehouse was put out after starting late Monday (August 08) or early Tuesday in London's Enfield neighbourhood, the site of scattered incidents as riots spread from the Tottenham area.


A spokeswoman at the Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate in Tokyo said the fire was likely to impact deliveries.

No injuries have been reported from the fire, but Sony said it was unable to determine the cause of the blaze or the extent of the damage as it was not yet possible to enter the building.


Britain has been engulfed since Saturday (August 06) in its worst rioting, looting and arson in decades after violence first

broke out in London's northern Tottenham district when a peaceful protest over the police shooting of a suspect two days

earlier turned into looting.


Shares in Sony settled down 1.1 percent at 1,739 yen on Tuesday, slightly better than the benchmark Nikkei average, which fell 1.7 percent on the day.

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Sony says warehouse in London on fire, no injuries

TOKYO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Sony Corp <6758.T> said on Tuesday

that a warehouse in north London has caught fire, damaging

compact disks, DVDs and other content products.


A Sony spokeswoman said no injuries were reported from the

fire in Enfield, also the site of scattered incidents on Sunday

evening as riots spread from the deprived London neighbourhood

of Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by armed police.

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The spokeswoman said Sony was still gathering information,

including on the extent of the damage and whether the fire had

been extinguished.

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