Belfast Telegraph

Gallagher reflects on shop looting

Liam Gallagher has said he doesn't believe the looting of his fashion store during rioting was "personal".

The former Oasis frontman's Pretty Green shop was plundered of its stock as hundreds of looters targeted retail outlets throughout Manchester city centre on the evening of August 9.

In an interview with Time Out Tokyo magazine Liam was asked if he had taken the thefts personally.

The Mancunian replied: "I don't think it was personal, no. Everyone got hit, didn't they.

"The main thing is that no one got hurt and that works for Pretty Green. The gaff didn't get burnt down, we're insured. They're only clothes, know what I mean.

"I wouldn't want it to be happening on a weekly basis, but yeah man, everything's been taken care of."

Asked if he fancied trying to defend the shop from looters, he said: "What, stand there with a baseball bat? I don't think that would've been wise, would it?"

Liam gave a phone interview to the magazine ahead of his new band Beady Eye performing in the Japanese capital next month.

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