Forbidden Planet In Manchester Attacked By Rioters (UPDATE)

The Manchester branch of the comic store chain Forbidden Planet is currently being attacked by rioting youth in Manchester’s city centre. Here’s a shot of the store earlier this evening…

UPDATE: The shutters are finally down…

Current tweets include;

Chloe Jones: Not forbidden planet that’s my favourite shop :'( I hate the pricks even more now!

Rosalyn Cooper: For the love of God, not SCI-FI MEMORABILIA! What depths will they plummet to next!

Racco :-( someone save the comics & toys!

Joe Marley: Forbidden Planet in Manchester attacked. What if they take the figures out of the original packaging :'(

LeeLee: Lauren – They got manchester’s forbidden planet? THEY CAN TAKE OUR MEMORABILLIA, BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE OUR GEEKDOM! *braveheart moment*

Here’s some video of the scene on Oldham Street, a few shops down.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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