THIS is the shocking moment a thug floors a security guard with a single punch after he stopped him and his friends from entering a Sports Direct store. The youth dropped the employee with a vicious right hand to the jaw after he took hold of his coat and tried to escort him away from the shop in Wembley, North West London, shortly before 6pm on Thursday. Video filmed by an onlooker showed the victim fall backwards and smash his head against a door,. The attacker then runs away before the man was able to recover. A ten-second clip of the attack - first shared on WhatsApp - went viral on social media over the weekend with more than 1.7 million views. It shows the security guard arguing with a youth dressed in a black hooded coat and wooly hat, as his friends gather round them in the shop doorway. The employee tells the youth to "clear the way” then appears to take hold of his sleeve and starts dragging him away from the store. Suddenly, the youth plants his feet and swings his … [Read more...] about Moment young thug floors security guard with single punch outside Sports Direct store in London
(Reuters) - Sports Direct <SPD.L>, the sportswear group controlled by billionaire Mike Ashley, said on Wednesday it had paid 8 million pounds to buy Evans Cycles after it fell into administration. Sports Direct, which plans to keep half of Evans' 62 stores open, also said about 2 million pounds of the acquisition price was used to fund Evans Cycles' October payroll. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar) … [Read more...] about Sports Direct paid $10 million for Evans Cycles purchase
EVANS Cycles has been taken over by Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley - but when did he seize control of the bike retailer, and which shops are closing? Here's our lowdown on the new regime... Sports Direct has bought Evans Cycles Which shops are closing? Up to half of Evans Cycles branches will be forced to close as part of the takeover. Chief executive of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, said: "We are pleased to have rescued the Evans Cycles brand. "However, in order to save the business we only believe we will be able to keep 50 per cent of stores open in the future. "Unfortunately some stores will have to close." When did Sports Direct buy the cycling chain? The UK cycling chain, which has 62 branches in the UK, was sold to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley on October 30th 2018 after going into administration. At the end of September it was reported that the century old chain was at risk of going bust and it was searching for a new buyer. Evans Cycles is a leading specialist cycling … [Read more...] about Evans Cycles store closures – which shops are closing and when did Sports Direct buy the cycling chain?
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Sports Direct <SPD.L> said on Tuesday it has purchased specialist cycling retailer Evans Cycles immediately after it fell into administration. Sports Direct, controlled by retail tycoon Mike Ashley, said it would keep half of Evans Cycles' 62 stores open. The business employs around 1,300 staff. (Reporting by James Davey, Editing by Paul Sandle) … [Read more...] about Sports Direct rescues Evans Cycles but will close stores
News / UK and world by Press Association October 30, 2018, 4:29 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Hundreds of jobs are under threat at cycling retailer Evans Cycles after the company’s new owner Sports Direct said as many as half the stores could close. The chain, which has 62 stores in the UK, currently employs 1,300 staff. The company, which had been seeking a buyer, went into administration on Tuesday and was then immediately sold in a process sometimes known as a “pre-pack”. Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley said: “We are pleased to have rescued the Evans Cycles brand. However, in order to save the business we only believe we will be able to keep 50% of stores open in the future. Unfortunately some stores will have to close.” Landlords of Evans sites will be contacted over the next few days to discuss the future of individual stores. The acquisition marks the latest … [Read more...] about Half of Evans Cycles stores facing closure after Sports Direct acquisition