Chilli agony after curry argy-bhaji
SPICE HIT DINER IN EYES
A CHEF claimed he flung red-hot chilli powder at a customer in self defence.
Kamrul Islam, 47, is accused of throwing it into the eyes of diner David Evans.
The pipefitter was taken to hospital where doctors flushed the chilli from his eyes with a specially adapted drip.
Mr Evans, 46, claims the restaurateur launched an unprovoked attack after he complained about the “tough and rubbery” food served to him and his wife at the Prince of Bengal restaurant in Tonypandy, Rhondda.
Islam, of Pentre, also in Rhondda, denied assault at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.
He admits he threw the spicy powder, but claims it was a last-ditch act of selfdefence as his diner bore down on him.
The trial was adjourned until later this year.
IN DOCK: Kamrul Islam and customer Mr Evans being treated in hospital
HOT A CURRY ON: Prince of Bengal restaurant