Sony to replace London riot victim’s stolen PSP

Posted on Aug 12 2011 - 10:59am by Julius

Ashraf Haziq, a Malaysian student in London, had his jaw broken when rioters stole his bicycle. He was knocked down on the floor and with a broken nose and some obvious injuries, the bloodied student was then approached by several youths who seemingly wanted to help him. As soon as the victim was standing, the group of men opened his backpack and stole its contents.

The incident was captured on video, which was then uploaded on popular media streaming site YouTube. The video quickly spread around the world and sparked massive outrage online. A Tumbler site called somethingniceforashraf.tumblr.com was created to get donations for the unfortunate victim.

Now, after seeing the footage, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has kindly offered to give a PSP and free games to the victim.

SCEE reached out with the gesture with PlayStation UK Marketing Director Alan Duncan saying, “We’d like to give him a new PSP and games. Let me know the best way of getting in touch with Ashraf or the hospital. Thanks.”

Hazik is now set to get a brand new PSP and a number of free games directly from Sony Europe, which is clearly a very generous gesture. However, the best gift anyone could give Haziq is to see those people who “helped” him behind bars.

Sony is also one of the numerous victims of the riots in London, where a Sony warehouse was burned in Enfield.

 

via: Ubergizmo

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