Apple on Thursday noted that its
Regent Street, London retail store would be closed for the rest of day following a series a coordinated bombing attacks on London’s transportation system.
“For the security of our customers and employees, the Apple Store, Regent Street, will be closed for the rest of the day. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this mornings events in central London,” said the company in a statement.
Dozens are dead and scores more wounded following a terror attack on London’s transportation system earlier today: A series of explosions in London’s subway system and another that tore apart a double-decker bus. The attacks have caused widespread disruption throughout the city as London’s bus and subway system has been shut down following the attack. An al Qaeda splinter group operating in Europe has allegedly claimed credit for the attack, though that claim is as yet unverified.
The action caused British Prime Minister Tony Blair to return from Scotland, where he is hosting a summit of G8 leaders. In a statement to the press, Blair said, “It’s reasonably clear there have been a series of terrorist attacks in London” and called the action “barbaric.”
Regent Street was Apple’s first retail store location in the U.K. Since then Apple has also opened up a retail store location in the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham. The third, Apple Store Bluewater in Kent, is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 9:00 AM. Visit the
Apple Store UK Web page for more details.