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“Turkish kebab shop owner gave into racist jibes”

FIGHT-RACISM-VECTOR“THE Turkish owner of a Malvern kebab shop and his staff were subjected to racist jibes by a gang of youths, Worcester Crown Court was told.

But 32-year-old Aydin Seven over-reacted, said prosecutor Peter Cooke and it led to violence on two occasions.

The youths – referred to as yobs by Recorder Adrian Redgrave QC – massed outside the shop in Moat Way and pulled up their hoods to conceal their identity from CCTV cameras.

An employee arriving for work was greeted by racist chants and was attacked in June last year, said Mr Cooke. Seven came to his assistance armed with a steel sharpening tool. It was brought out as a deterrent and caused the youths to flee.

Months later in October, there was another demonstration outside the shop. Seven was obstructed as he came out with a delivery and became involved in a fight with a teenager.

Mr Cooke said he admitted head-butting the youth and he also pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in a public placeduring the June encounter.

Timothy Burrows, defending, said things had calmed down since the October incident and two youths were to appear before magistrates. Mr Seven intended to carry on with his business.

Recorder Redgrave told Seven that he had been more sinned against than sinning. He had been the victim of unpleasant and illegal behaviour.

He gave him a 12-month conditional discharge for both offences coupled with a £15 victims surcharge.

“And he advised the defendant: “Don’t give in to yobs.”


3CAFA would urge shopkeepers/business owners in the three counties area who are, or have been, subjected to racist abuse to contact us via the contact page

“Ex-soccer hooligan in charity talk hotel ban”

A MALVERN hotel has cancelled a fund-raising event after finding out that the speaker was a former football hooligan.

Lee Stallard booked a room at the Mount Pleasant Hotel, in Belle Vue Terrace, for an evening featuring Jason Marriner to raise money for the eye-disease charity RP Fighting Blindness.


Lee Stallard

Mr Stallard’s son Jay suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disorder that can lead to blindness.

He approached the hotel on Tuesday last week to book the event for Saturday, June 2.

However, after researching Jason Marriner and Mr Stallard on the internet, the owners told Mr Stallard on Friday they would not host the evening.

Mr Marriner was featured in a BBC undercover documentary about hooliganism and was later jailed as a result of the broadcast.

Jason Marriner

Jason Marriner

He subsequently wrote a book, released a DVD and toured with Danny Dyer as The Real Football Factory.

Mr Stallard said: “I’m interested in that sort of thing, just like some people are interested in people like the Krays.

“I got in touch with Jason through the friend of a friend on Facebook, and he agreed to do it just for expenses, not charging his usual fee.”

He said Mr Marriner would talk about his life story, answer questions and have his book and DVD for sale.

Hotel assistant manager Jason Evans said: “We did some research on the internet and based on what we found, we decided not to hold the event.”

He said one concern was a reference to the BNP on Mr Stallard’s Facebook site.

Mr Stallard said that although he mentions the BNP on his Facebook page under activities and interests, he is not a member, and simply agrees with some of their policies.

When asked about the hotel’s decision, he said: “I can see their point, but it wouldn’t have been a far-right meeting or football hooligan event.”

Article taken form the Malvern gazette.

*3CAFA say well done to the Mount Pleasant hotel on their decision not to hold this event.


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