Kebab shop row man fined

A FELIXSTOWE man who threatened a kebab shop worker he thought had overcharged him has been told to pay compensation and do unpaid work. Paul Arbon pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour towards Mehmet Yildirim at the Orwell Road takeaway.

A FELIXSTOWE man who threatened a kebab shop worker he thought had overcharged him has been told to pay compensation and do unpaid work.

Paul Arbon pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour towards Mehmet Yildirim at the Orwell Road takeaway.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Arbon went to the Perfect Kebab shop with a friend late at night on February 7 this year.

He had drunk between 14 and 16 pints of beer that evening.


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Simon Spence prosecuting said Arbon ordered and paid for the food but was then asked for payment again when the food was handed over.

Mr Spence said: "He became abusive and aggressive and tried to climb over the counter.

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"Mr Yildirim was fearful of what might happen. He picked up some tongs he was using to make kebabs with and hit Mr Arbon and his friend". Arbon suffered a cut face and his friend had a cut on his head. Mr Yildirim was uninjured.

The court heard that when the police arrived Arbon was still "shouting and swearing". Mr Spence said at Wednesday's hearing that Arbon, 30, of Longfield Way had two similar previous convictions recorded against him.

Jude Durr mitigating said his client was in receipt of benefits as he was a full time carer of his "very ill father".

He urged Judge David Goodin to fine Arbon or release him from court on a conditional discharge.

Judge Goodin said: "This was a frightening offence of drunken aggressive hooliganism which could have only been alarming to your victim".

Arbon was ordered to pay Mr Yildirim £150 compensation and court costs of £70.

He was also told to do 150 hours community punishment and he was made the subject of a two-year Anti Social Behaviour Order preventing him from going to the Perfect Kebab shop.

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