Sony DADC insurers win compensation battle against Met Police for 2011 warehouse fire

RHIAN JONES

Sony’s insurers have won up to £60million for damages caused by the DADC Enfield warehouse fire in 2011.

The fire was started by rioters and burned for ten days destroying more than 3.25 million CDs, vinyl releases and rare boxed sets. A High Court fight between the Met Police and insurers over who should cover the lost costs has ensued since.

Legislation governing the police says compensation for ‘damage by riot’ should be paid out of police funds. Lawyers ...

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