Met to pay out millions for factory ruined during London riots

Insurers acting for the Sony factory that was razed to the ground during the 2011 summer riots have won their case against the Metropolitan Police.

Although the payout is yet to be determined, insurers for Sony were seeking £49.5m.

The distribution warehouse in Enfield Lock was looted and torched on 8 August 2011 by a 25 armed youths.

The claim was won with the invocation of the 1886 Riot Damages Act, with the high Court ruling that the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) had failed to protect property.

Insurers for the owners of the warehouse won their claim for £9.35m.