Two women allegedly smashed up takeaway in drunken ‘rampage’
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Tuesday December 13 2016
Manchester Evening News reports on a racist incident at an Indian takeaway in Salford where two women allegedly “smashed up” the shop while hurling racist abuse at staff.
The two women, who were drunk, walked into the Tandoori House Indian takeaway on Liverpool Street in Salford and asked for some poppadoms and chips whilst waiting for a taxi at around 11.30pm on Saturday night, 10 December.
The shop was ready to close up and a member of staff approached the women asking how much longer they might be. The shop owner, Tameer Rashid, said it was “like a switch went off” because the women went off on a “rampage”.
Mr Rashid, 36, said the women hurled a tirade of racist abuse at him and his four staff before smashing up hotplates and breaking up the poppadoms “like children”.
The women went on to smash bottles against the front door, smashing the glass. The damage caused has been estimated at around £1000, despite Mr Rashid having only recently refurbished the shop.
The incident has been reported to Greater Manchester police who are now investigating.
Mr Rashid said the incident was “very upsetting” for all concerned. In a post added to the takeaway’s Facebook page, they said: “This year we are celebrating 25 years of being part of this great community by feeding Salford and in all that time we have never had to face such racist venom.
“You may blame it on drinks you had or anything else but there is absolutely no excuse for what you said and did.
“The police had been informed, and evidence has been taken so there’s one thing you should look forward to this Christmas and that’s a knock on your door from the local police. Shame on you.”
The restaurant has since been inundated with messages from locals who have shared the Facebook post and sent supportive messages.