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Raging curry chef ‘threw burning chilli powder into face’

David and Michelle Evans went to the Prince of Bengal in Rhondda, South Wales
But they complained to..

  • David and Michelle Evans went to the Prince of Bengal in Rhondda, South Wales
  • But they complained to the chef and said their chicken was 'tough and rubbery'
  • Chef Kamrul Islam is accused of hurling chilli in his face and swearing at his wife

By Abe Hawken For Mailonline

Published: 13:53 GMT, 5 February 2018 | Updated: 14:01 GMT, 5 February 2018

Kamrul Islam, 47, (pictured) allegedly hurled the burning chilli into the face of David Evans, 47, while he was on a night out with his wife

Kamrul Islam, 47, (pictured) allegedly hurled the burning chilli into the face of David Evans, 47, while he was on a night out with his wife

A raging chef threw hot chilli powder into the eyes of a customer who complained about 'tough and rubbery' chicken, a court heard today.

Kamrul Islam, 47, allegedly hurled the burning chilli into the face of David Evans, 47, who was on a night out with his wife in Tonypandy, Rhondda, South Wales.

A court heard Mr Evans and his wife Michelle, 48, were told 'it's f***ing tandoori' after they moaned about their starters at the Prince of Bengal restaurant.

Mr Evans told police how he followed Islam to the kitchen to get an apology for the four-letter rant at his wife – and said the powder was thrown at him.

Islam claims he threw the powder in self defence after Mr Evans 'formed a fist' as if to punch him.

Stephen Donaghue, prosecuting, said: 'After they had their starters a waiter came over asking if they were happy with their food.'

The court heard Mr Evans and his college lecturer wife told the waiter that their chicken was 'tough and rubbery.'

Mr Donaghue said: 'The waiter returned this time with the chef with him. From this moment onwards he was clearly annoyed and upset that the complaint had been made at all.'

The court heard Islam started swearing at the couple about the complaint and said: 'It's f***ing tandoori chicken.'

Mr Evans and his wife Michelle (pictured together) complained and said their meal was 'tough and rubbery' Mr Evans and his wife Michelle (pictured together) complained and said their meal was 'tough and rubbery' 

Mr Evans and his wife Michelle (pictured together) complained and said their meal was 'tough and rubbery'

Mrs Evans then touched Islam's arm before he said: 'Don't f***ing touch me' and walked towards the kitchen.

The court heard Mr Evans followed the chef to the kitchen and said: 'You can't speak to my wife like that. What are you doing?'

Mr Donaghue added: 'Mr Evans didn't enter the kitchen but was at the threshold of the door.

'It was at this point, the prosecution say, the defendant had some chilli powder in his hand which he acquired inside the kitchen and then threw it in the face of Mr Evans.'

Jurors heard Mr Evans 'doubled up in pain' and his reaction was 'immediate and obvious.'

The couple had planned to enjoy a romantic evening at the Prince of Bengal restaurant in Tonypandy, Rhondda, South WalesThe couple had planned to enjoy a romantic evening at the Prince of Bengal restaurant in Tonypandy, Rhondda, South Wales

The couple had planned to enjoy a romantic evening at the Prince of Bengal restaurant in Tonypandy, Rhondda, South Wales

He was rushed to hospital where a saline drip and water was used to flush out his eyes at the restaurant.

Pipe fitter Mr Evans – whose daughter is West End singer Sophie, 24, who was runner-up in 2010 Over the Rainbow TV series and played Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ – also suffered burns where the powder landed on him.

Islam accepted he threw the powder in police interviews but said he acted in self-defence in the alleged attack in January.

Islam claimed Mr Evans pursued him 'with a view to violence' and he said he had been 'polite' towards the couple.

Mr Donaghue added: 'The defendant said Mr Evans was forming his hand into a fist as if to throw a punch.'

Islam, of Pentre, South Wales, denies assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The trial at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court continues.

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