Injured boy mugged in riot to have PSP replaced by SCEE

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:53 GMT

Ashraf Haziq – the injured boy who was videoed being mugged of his PSP after being helped to his feet by rioters in London this week – is to have the console replaced by SCEE.

A video of Haziq, 20, having goods taken from his backpack after being apparently assisted by youths, has caused outcry: the Malaysian student had suffered a broken jaw in disturbances and was sitting at the side of the road, obviously bleeding.

Speaking on a site set up to “do something nice” for the youngster, SCEE marketing director Alan Duncan, said the firm would “like to give Ashraf a new PSP and games,” and asked to be put in touch with Haziq or a hospital at which he’s being treated.

A response has been made to Duncan, saying his details will be forthcoming.

“If we can find out how to get it to him we’ll replace the PSP,” added a SCE UK rep.

Namco Bandai has also told us that it’ll send a package of games to Haziq in support of SCEE.

Haziq was caught up in widespread rioting in London on Monday night, the worst disturbances of their kind in recent years.

You can watch the video below.

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