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Gary Rhodes-trained chef fined for punching kebab shop owners

05 January 2010

A chef who trained under Michelin-star holder Gary Rhodes has been ordered to pay £2,400 in costs, fines and compensation after he punched two kebab shop owners in an argument over £2.

Bradley Walford, 23, who now works at the exclusive Babylon Roof Gardens in High Street Kensington, got into the tussle when on a visit to the Tasty Grill in his home town of Harlow.

After a dispute over the amount of money the food had been purchased for, victims Michael Suleman and Ali Sufyan followed the men from the restaurant and grabbed Walford's brother by the arm. In the confrontation, Walford punched both men in the face.

Neither of the victims sustained any injuries and Walford said he had been "scared and worried" for his brother when the incident occurred.

Recorder Neil Garnham QC who imposed the fines said: "You behaved in a totally unacceptable and violent manner."

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