As the well publicised rioting continues to spread throughout the UK, skate shops in Manchester and Birmingham were hit by mindless looting last night - after supporting the scene for more than twenty years, Ideal Skateshop in Birmingham was hit during looting in the Digbeth area, with decks and clothing been taken. Further up the M6 in Manchester, the Vans Store in the Northern Quarter could be seen getting looted on a variety of news channels, this time with shoes and clothing been stolen.

Our thoughts obviously go out Zippy, Bob, Kris and everyone else at Ideal, and Tez, Harry, Powley and the rest at the Manchester Vans Store.

Skaters in Manchester and Birmingham, be on the lookout for anyone trying to offload cheap skate product over the coming weeks and report them to the police.

Check the images below, watch the video at the bottom of the page to hear some sense on the subject, then go 'like' the Support Ideal Facebook Page.