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Sony Distribution Centre in London Catches Fire, Deliveries Delayed

A distribution warehouse belonging to Japanese electronics giant Sony has caught fire during the riots taking place across London.

The warehouse, which is located in Enfield, London, is the sole distribution center for Sony’s compact discs and DVDs in the UK.

The company claimed that it was investigating the fire but revealed that deliveries for the products will get affected due to the fire in the 20,000 square foot distribution center.

“There will likely be some impact on deliveries. We cannot determine the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage yet because it's not possible to enter the building,” a spokesperson for the PlayStation 3 maker told Reuters. Sony also confirmed that no injuries were reported during the fire.

London, which will be hosting the Olympic games next year, has seen intense rioting for the past three days, which started after the armed police shot a man dead in London’s Tottenham district. Looters and hooligans have been rioting in the city, damaging property and ransacking shops.

New reports are claiming that riots have also broken out in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool. The Register on the other hand has asked for an update on the fire, but no statement has been issued yet.