Gallagher’s Store Looted As U.K. Unrest Spreads

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August 10, 2011 | 4:00am EST

Liam Gallagher’s clothing store in Manchester, England was looted by thugs as riots spread across the U.K. on Tuesday.
London has endured three nights of violence, fires and looting, sparked by the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in the British capital on Thursday. Government officials, determined to bring the carnage in the city to an end, deployed an unprecedented 16,000 police officers to bring the city back under control.

But the unrest spread across other parts of Britain as Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Manchester were also besieged by looters and rioting. Thieves targeted several retailers in Manchester, including the Pretty Green store owned by Gallagher, who grew up in the northern city.

The store, which opened in December, had its windows smashed and stock stolen by unruly teens who ransacked the property.