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Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' store looted

Liam Gallagher fell victim to the riots that took place across England when his Pretty Green store in Manchester was ransacked by looters on Tuesday night (9 August). The pop-up boutique, which is situated in King Street, had not been cordoned off by police and was subsequently smashed up by looters.

According to NME.com, an eyewitness identified as @PoshKatt tweeted: "Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green store, King Street.... there was a lot of blood in this store."

Hundreds of youths rampaged through the city as they conducted running battles with riot police. Officers called the violence "unprecedented". Elsewhere, a Miss Selfridge store was set on fire in the city's Market Street while around 100 youths looted the Foot Asylum in the Arndale Centre.

Meanwhile, respected music website The Quietus has set up a campaign to help those record labels affected by the fire. As previously reported by AOL Music, independent label distributor PIAS -- who handle labels such as XL Recordings and Domino -- had its stock go up in flames when rioters set its warehouse on fire on Monday night (8 August). The campaign is encouraging music fans to help these labels by buying an album from their rosters.

Industry analyst Paul Scaife of trade website Record Of The Day told The Guardian: "Physical retail is still absolutely crucial to many in the independent sector and if –- as seems quite likely –- several smaller labels aren't covered by insurers, this could be the difference between survival and going out of business."

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