The disturbing images of Ashraf Haziq being mugged shocked the population and have become iconic of the thuggery seen over the past few days. SCEE Marketing Director Alan Duncan wishes to help Haziq by replacing his stolen PSP
yea, i saw this yesterday and i was completely in disgust of what i seen.. so messed up.
Very awful what the guy had to go through, and I'm glad that he'll get a new PSP from Sony But I thought it was going to be a 14 year old or something getting mugged because they said he was was a "Boy". The guy is 20, and I'm 20 and don't consider myself a "Boy" anymore. They should of said it was a "Man" being mugged, it's much more appropriate for the age
Probably had a little bit to do with the fact the people who mugged him were older, yet you would never suggest one of them was a man in any way. All these riots are being performed by kids more or less, even the over 25s can hardly be referred to as an adult. But I say deal out the punishment hard, They have done more damage to the UK in 4 days than the IRA managed to in years, Its becoming borderline terrorism. There's even talk of it spreading out into the smaller towns tonight, It was across 8 major cities last night. It's even being talked about coming to where I live now and our town is of no significance whatsoever
Good to see Sony doing something for the dude, added to what the whole riot cost to them already, hope the guy forget about that quickly, enjoy his new PSP, as for the douches, they must pay for the chaos they're causing...
Just another way to get publicity. Oh well that's still nice of Sony to do that.
^^ haha didn't even know I lost a bubble? :( I put a '*' over the 'i' lol, guess you have to write it as d******d?
I must be living in a cave or something, but what the fudge is going on over there? Riot and anarchy?
"the ban on bad language is based on the hypocrite morals of christianity. And N4G should be a religion-independent place." You're wrong but I agree that language censorship should not be as strict on this site.
"the ban on bad language is based on the hypocrite morals of christianity. And N4G should be a religion-independent place" That is incredibly ignorant.
I'm 27 and I'm used to people calling me a boy. I just pretend I'm annoyed, but I'm not lol.
Yeah because a bunch a thieves beat you to blood, won't you like to be called anything but a man who should have defended yourself right?... Boy = Male, thank you.
You're still a boy, in my eyes. You're not a damn man, by any means.
your still a boy abash, 20 isn't that old.
like someone pointed out, the PSP was still in the packaging: I hate to say it but in all likelihood, he probably was one of the rioters that got rioted on, to turn a phrase. = /
That videos is only of the second gang to come along. He was bashed by another group that was 20 mins before this video, then these guys turned up a different gang and probably said hey we'll let you walk home etc, without bashing you if you give us something on you. and PSP is given away as the guy turns and lets the guys open his bag and take the PSP. The full video has it all it's from a person on facebook.
5 or so years ago some thieves in london broke into my house stole my psp and left everything else :/
Who reports for bad language, honestly guys? we're not in school. Don't like bad language, stay off the internet.
That's the Evil Malice of Humans, we suck...
that's nice from sony
Awesome NEWS!! Protect and support geeks and gamers world wide. They should have called me to protect the enfield warehouse :) But also as a londoner born and bred, this kind of violence happens quite alot, obviously not on the scale of the last couple days, but london needs long term changes in certain areas from the government so people stop killing each other for their iphones FFS.
I know right. It looked like they were goimg to help him but decided to mug him. Nice of Sony to do this. Lets hope the Police use there face and arrest them. Just disgusting. The only good from this whole situation is the emence support from other comunites helping clean up and showing support for the Police. I hope they catch them all
He needed surgery after the attack alone. Ridiculous that no one even helped him get to a hospital. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol...
Well, to be honest its starting to come to light how deep these gangs run. All of the people around were likely involved. One of the guys they just arrested for being involved with the rioting gangs, He was a primary/elementary school teacher
wow, he was here for 1 month, got mugged, bike stolen and got the hospitalized :/ Makes me feel sick. I'm so sick and tired of chavs
i saw this couple of days ago i think, it made me so angry...
Makes me wonder why civilians dont actually try and help the police and take down these wannabe-gangster assholes. That video was absolutely sad. The man was clearly in pain and bleeding, helpless and alone, and they feel the need to go through his bag. Fucking hell, what is the world coming to?
@Quagmire: Civilians did try to help and it resulted in 3 of them tragically losing their lives. http://www.guardian.co.uk/u... That's in my city, London was worse. Check out some of the footage and you'll see how serious the events were, there's nothing civilians could do except clean up afterwards and identify as many people as possible in photos the police are releasing.
That's nice to hear (that he's getting a new PSP). Poor kid getting taken advantage of by those sneaky little A-holes. I would have been furious if I were in the camera-person's position, because I wouldn't be able to run straight over from being at a high floor. I would have laid waste to these punks. This makes my blood boil.
Bu bu but Sony is evil pfft yea right my ass. Glad Sony is giving this kid what was stolen from him when people do this kind of stuff it's sickening. May god have mercy on these..you know what screw that let god punish these damn a$$holes for what they are doing.
who ever disagreed with a_bro is a complete idiot thats doesnt hav a spine and is not human, how the hell can u not disgusted by this?
i wish in my lifetime once we can all just calm down and all leaders of every country sitting on a round table and solve the issues without involving military or bombs because all that has ever done is take more innocent life than it has ever saved peace and love between india and pakistan(i am pakistani) peace and love between muslims and jews or muslims and israel
If we can't have the love, though, surely we could have tolerance and respect for each other's belief(or lack of faith)and way of life. Whether Jewish, Muslim, Indian, English, American, Christian or you practise Shinto or whatever why can't we just let each other live? It beggars belief when nearly EVERY religion AND common sense dictates we respect one another for the overall benefit. These riots in the UK have nothing to do with the initial shooting that enraged tempers in Tottenham and is the product of it being hijacked by crims who saw a main chance. Good on Sony, though, I felt so bad for that kid.
Its hard for people to live together when there a crazy few on either side who try and ruin it for the mojority of people who actually want peace. Osama and his brain-dead taliban/al-qaeda clan did no favours to the muslim world by trying to cause havoc and chaos everywhere, causing hatred for the millions of the innocent muslim population. It also doesnt help how the media feeds of these issues and blows them into such huge proportions it allows the general public to become brainwashed into thinking all muslims are terrorists. Its sick. Its inhumane. But then again, what does it mean to be human these days, anymore?
im not surprised by this in the least considering our economy & living conditions are on a downward spiral this stuff is bound to happen & only going to get more worse from here on out.
Exactly. Anyone with even half a clue wasn't surprised by any of this. There's been a cloud of resentment and extreme unhappiness hanging over the UK for many many years. Over the past couple of generations morals have slowly eroded away and all we've done is laugh as we watch Jeremy Kyle.
Like it or not stuff like this happens all the time and all over the world. Why should this guy get special treatment just because it was caught on video? This 20 year old "boy" doesn't deserve a new PSP, not because there's something wrong with him, but because it's not fair to others.
Sadly but true, and here in US it gets even worse at times >:l I'm happy for the 'kid' and for Sony putting their grain of salt to help him 'get back up'
People don't seem to realize that.
Nice one Sony! Other companys wouldn't do stuff like that but you stepped in out of pure kindness. p.s. give hime the psp AFTER the riots,lol it would be f'd up it he got mugged again. Thats when Sony would sent their SWAT team a.k.a. Kevin Butler Agree or Disagree if you Agree
It surely is messed up - poor guy had no strength (or courage, which I can understand) to even react to it... I think this man deserves a VITA :D
Thank God for my Second Amendment. Only people with a death wish would riot like that in most of our cities. It is one thing to attack "the establishment" (building, smashing windows, etc..) but to attack your fellow man who has done you no harm is just no good at all. Kudos to Sony for giving this guy a replacement. That is above and beyond standard customer support/service.
I think its good time to get of the flith from this world...no remorse. Slaughter the evil dump them in landfill no one will miss them. All those rapist, murderers , prostitutes, pedofiles the flith of society terminated.
Police shud use tear gas, water canons , plastic bullets , baseball bat whatever needs and destroy these people.
Its absolutely shocking. Poor lad was obviously dazed with his injuries and these hooligans just have no remorse stealing his stuff. Unbelievable.
Just curious, who disagreed & why?????? Sad day when someone disagrees with the obvious. : (
Probably those hooligans did from the video. Or someone who want's to be funny. These people in England should be dealt with harshly. What they did in the video is shocking to say the least...as soon as those guys reached for the young man's bad they lost all of their human rights and should be treated like the animals they are.
This person should be the first person to get a vita. It disgraceful that this had to happen to him and lets hope these people are caught.
Yeah, but who's going to break the knee caps of the bastards who took it in the first place? At the very least were they caught?
As far as I know they were not caught but I hope the video might help in an arrest.
It was on the news earlier that they have identified the people who go through his bag.
Oh yes! Do ya have a link for it?
Actually they managed to find out who ONE of them was. Not all of them or the guy that stole from the other guys bag though. But now that they've cuaght one of them hopefuly the feds can interogate him enough to cough up who the others where.
They seemed to know each other(the muggers) so the police will get 'em all now they have one. The courts are open 24/7 processing the rioters caught as well.
They caught the guy who took the stuff from his bag
That video really pissed me off. Those thugs are the true scum of the earth. Glad SCEE is doing this.
Even after Sony lost a lot in that massive fire, they just keep on giving. I know SCEE and the Sony building destroyed in Enfield are two different Sony things, but STILL!
too much to give a boy a SINGLE PSP that woud cost them less than 100$ for sure.
stupid muggers, the vitas coming out soon
SCEE, glad to see there's some good in the world. Had trouble watching the whole video through. Just horrid
Sony is great :) Has anyone seen those Vigilantes going around kicking the crap out of these yobs, if you want something done properly you got to do it yourself. I saw news footage of the Vigilantes protesting and there was a crap load of police surrounding the area, giving them a warnings and telling them off.....while down the road a load of yobs were destroying stores and there wasn't one policeman in sight. The police are a joke, it's like they think "Oh the Vigilantes arn't going to do much to us so we'll make it look like were doing something so we don't have to deal with the hoodies"
On Monday night there was a mob of Turkish men guarding their neighbourhood and shops. Last night there was hundreds of men from the Sikh community guarding the temple in west London. There simply isn't enough police to stop these thugs. They will be more scared of regular people stepping out onto the streets in mass I think.
3 men were killed in Birmingham defending their community, everything surrounding these riots is ridiculous.
Disgraceful. The events over the past few days are an embarrassment to us who live in London but the whole of the UK. While I don't agree with what I saw here, I don't agree with the youtube comments either about how Londoners are horrible. Most of us are actually lovely people but it's the working class youth who've shamed our city over the past 3 or so days. Not the general population. This guy deserves the replacement and more. I've never seen something so bad. The government issued a curfew to all area's effected yesterday and told us we shouldn't leave our houses after it gets dark. How can we be living like that in one of the most powerful nations on the planet. Hopefully it's resolved soon but the way things going the UK will have to adopt the Police State mentality for the foreseeable future, especially when the cuts come on....London's gonna be an absolute warzone.
They should give him the first PSV off the production line. Maybe some self defense lessons too.
Self defense againts 12 guys... Anyway props to sony for doing this, real nice of them and I hope the guy gets better.
he probably would have been killed if he attacked them.