Sony warehouse burns in London riots

The facility was the hub of U.K. distribution for optical discs, including Blu-rays, DVDs, games, music, and films.

A major Sony warehouse responsible for distributing optical discs, such as Blu-rays, DVDs, games, music, and films, has been destroyed by rioters in London.

The warehouse in Enfield, one of the flash points of the London riots , was set alight in the late hours last night, Sony confirmed.

"The fire is under control but can be described as 'smoldering' and consequently no one can enter the facility," a Sony spokeswoman told ZDNet UK today. "Therefore at this time we are unable to confirm the extent of the damage or the cause until the fire is fully extinguished and a full investigation can be carried out by the authorities."

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