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Hounslow curry house attack

Three people were injured after a man attacked diners eating in the Karahi Palace restaurant in Hounslow with a bottle One of the victims was taken to West Middlesex Hospital while the others were treated at the restaurant

by paramedics. A man has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries. Following the attack the local council has changed the restaurant’s licens- ing conditions and reduced its opening

hours in a bid to prevent more prob- lems with violent behaviour. Its doors can no longer be open after 1am and the owners now have to have three door staff manning the entrance on Friday and Saturday nights.

Council highlights tandoor dangers

modern gas tandoors were not prop- erly maintained. In a spot check of 27 restaurants, only three had their ovens regularly examined by engineers, and some apparently used home-made tandoors. Birmingham City Council inspectors also found that at many establish- ments kitchen staff routinely lit the ovens by throwing in burning servi- ettes, rather than using an ignition system. Councillor Neil Eustace, chair of the Public Protection Committee,

One curry house owner was fined £3,500 after a worker was burnt on his hands and face trying to light a gas- powered tandoor in the city. Health and Safety officers have issued a warning to several curry houses in Birmingham after a spate of injuries caused by exploding tandoori ovens. A number of restaurant workers have been severely burned because the

Illegal workers dis- covered at Hamp- shire restaurant

A Waterlooville restaurant owner faces a large fine after two illegal workers were found to have been employed at the The Indian Restaurant in the town. Two men, both from Bangladesh, were arrested after it was discovered that they had overstayed their visitor visas. The pair were later released on immigration bail and must report regularly to a local police station while further immigration applications are consid- ered. If it is found they have no right to remain in the UK they will be removed from the country.

Spice Business Magazine 19 May | June 2010

said: “The results of our inspection were shocking. Only 14 premises were using a safe method for lighting the oven.” The cylindrical design of the tandoor with an ignition source at the bottom, means that when gas builds up inside and an employee leans in to light it, the oven effectively becomes like a cannon. The potential for injuries is high and that is why the council has served a number of restaurants with enforcement notices. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56
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