Man Has Jaw Broken, PSP Stolen During London Riots

Man Has Jaw Broken, PSP Stolen During London Riots
One of the sadder stories to come out of this week’s London riots is that of Malaysian student Ashraf Haziq, who bleeding profusely from a broken jaw is helped to his feet by passers-by…before summarily having his PSP stolen right out of his backpack.

It’s indicative of the kind of materialistic lawlessness that’s gripped the British capital this week, but at least in this one instance, there’s a happy ending to an otherwise sad tale.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s marketing director Alan Duncan has pledged to replace Haziq’s PSP, and throw in a few games for good measure.

It won’t fix his broken jaw, but perhaps it might go some small way to restoring his faith in basic human decency.

Injured boy mugged in riot to have PSP replaced by SCEE [VG247]


  • I don’t get it. I really don’t. I could honestly not do that. Maybe it’s because I’m not a walking shitpile like those people. Personally I would’ve helped the poor guy. I hope every single one of them gets what’s coming to them. Goddamn assholes. Good on Sony for helping him. (Now go the extra length Sony and give him a Vita when it comes out 😉 )

  • Poor kid, I can’t imagine what would’ve happened to him if he tried to put up a fight, probably be in a coma right now.

    • Humans like these are such a waste of space, its not as if they live in africa or something where things are in many cases legitimately shit.

    • Notice the large pool of blood on the ground when he gets up? Poor guy probably couldn’t even walk straight, let alone attempt to run from those odds.

  • Sad, that a person in distress becomes another’s opportunity… I hope he is recovering well, felt sick with rage watching this happen to him! >.<

  • when i first saw this a day or so ago it made me sick to my stomach, the feeling of my tummy being churned and while having the feeling of powerlessness and anger and disgust all at the same time..

    those b*strads!i really hope they get whats coming to them!, they are just hiding in the chaos of the comotion and hiding in their pathetic group, stealing from a wounded and confused kid how low could you get?

    its true what they say theres no honor among thieves

    on another note i think that kid that just got mobbed deserves a PS Vita imo 😛

  • That is one of the most utterly detestable things I have ever seen, what the hell is wrong with those people? I was gonna visit the UK early next year too. Maybe I should put it off for a while. :/

  • Well if he was carrying around a plastic-locked PSP during the riots he probably looted it, so who’s the real a-hole here? BTW how can you possibly tell that was a PSP?

  • Good on Sony. I watched that video and it made me incredibly mad. A small bunch of assholes are making England look like a shit heap. Low lives

  • WTF! My Friday morning has been filled with anger and disgust. I hope that asshole got tracked and brought to justice! >:(

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