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Sony hit by London riots

Warehouse fire could affect CD, Blu-ray and DVD distribution

A fire at a Sony warehouse in Enfield could could delay deliveries of Sony products. The entertainment company is just one of the many buisnesses hit by the recent London riots.

No injuries have been reported, but the 20,000 square metre storage facility, which is operated by subsidiary Sony DADC and handles distribution of Blu-rays, CDs and DVDs, was still in flames this morning, with fire fighters on the scene.

"There will likely be some impact on deliveries," Yoko Yasukochi, a Sony spokeswoman 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," she added.

Reports from the scene suggest the warehouse was looted before being set alight by youths with petrol bombs.

The news caused a two per cent drop in Sony share prices.

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