Plymouth pair locked up for 'violent' racial abuse at kebab shop
TWO young men who racially abused staff at a kebab shop have both been sent to a young offenders' institution for four months.
Plymouth Crown Court heard that Adam Peters and Ryan Cork had gone to trial, but changed their pleas after hearing evidence from shop worker Claire Curtis.
Prosecutor Alastair Verheijen said the men, both 20, had gone into Baba's kebab shop in Whitleigh on November 1 last year, but were told it was too late to serve them.
They then unleashed "a torrent of abuse" on Mohammad Farkhondehpour and owner Ali Khosravi, who came downstairs to find cash boxes, menus and food being thrown around.
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Peters also climbed on to the counter and threw punches.
Both men were arrested, later admitting causing racially-aggravated fear of violence.
Passing sentence on Peters, of Fort Austin Avenue, Eggbucland, and Cork, of Clifton Place, Greenbank, Recorder Paul Derbyshire said: "You were both the worse for drink, and this was very violent and extremely frightening.
"These men work long hours and provide a valuable service; they deserve our thanks and respect."