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Birmingham's Nostalgia & Comics Smashed Into As UK Riots

Birmingham's Nostalgia & Comics Smashed Into As UK Riots

There have been riots in London the last few nights, with copycat situations kicking off in Bristol, Liverpoool, Birmingham and Nottingham, with looting and fires common.

In Birmingham, looters cleared out an entire computer/TV store, Richer Sounds, right next to Nostalgia & Comics. The first night it was left alone, the second night their front window was smashed in.

Kenny Pelmann of Nostalgia & Comics told Twitter "Nostalgia and Comics had people have a go at it last night – blood on the door – main window battered. Gave up – probably back tonight… New Main Window for N&C will likely be £2K – do I replace it now – or wait as it will get done other nights? Everyone at N&C is fine – all well gone by time it kicked off. We really appreciate everyone's concern though. Hope all other retailers OK."

It's ironic considering the contents of the comic shop are probably more valuable than those in Richer Sounds. Although by now I'm sure Kenny and co have removed any of their rarer silver and golden age titles…

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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