As the well publicised rioting continued to spread throughout the UK, skate shops in Manchester and Birmingham were hit by mindless looting on Monday 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.

Go ‘like’ the Support Ideal Facebook Page and check the footage of the Manchester Vans Store looting to see if you can help identify any of the idiots responsible.

Keeping things Brummy related, this week we bring you Sir Bob Sanderson's brief but rad section from the debut VHS release from A Third Foot skateboards, "The A Third Foot Promo". Enjoy...

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