Kebab shop workers avoid jail after attack on complaining customer

Omer Soylemez and Tuncar Arslan pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court

Omer Soylemez and Tuncar Arslan pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court

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TWO kebab shop workers have avoided prison after beating a man who complained about their food.

Omer Soylemez and Tuncar Arslan went after Luke Jarvis last September when he complained about the food and a friend threw chips at them in the One Minute Food House in Faringdon.

Soylemez, 35, hit him with an iron bar and Arslan, 42, kicked him while he was on the ground.

Both pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and were given 12-month prison sentences, suspended for two years, at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday.

Prosecutor Michael Riley said Mr Jarvis – who did not need hospital treatment – demanded a free meal after the incident and called Environmental Health. His friend, Samuel Delaney, then threw chips and ketchup at the workers.

Soylemez and Arslan then followed them in a car to Park Road where they attacked them.

Gareth James, defending Soylemez, said: “It does seem to have come from a great deal of provocation.”

Stephen Parker, defending Arslan, said the father-of-four deeply regretted the attack.

Soylemez, of Adwalton Close, Freshbrook, and Arslan, of Crawford Close, Freshbrook, were also told to each do 200 hours of unpaid work, pay £500 costs, and complete 12-month supervision order.

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9:22pm Fri 1 Aug 14

dukeofM4 says...

Can't comment on the taste of their food, but on the FSA website they did get 4/5 for hygiene at least.
Can't comment on the taste of their food, but on the FSA website they did get 4/5 for hygiene at least. dukeofM4
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8:55am Sat 2 Aug 14

leafy1 says...

This Luke Jarvis and Samuel Delaney were probably gobbing it off big time as well in the kebab shop................
...just as well they were brought down a peg or two
This Luke Jarvis and Samuel Delaney were probably gobbing it off big time as well in the kebab shop................ ...just as well they were brought down a peg or two leafy1
  • Score: 1

9:04am Sat 2 Aug 14

LordCharles says...

Nice to know multiculturalism is bringing in foreign criminals.
Nice to know multiculturalism is bringing in foreign criminals. LordCharles
  • Score: 12

9:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

Hmmmf says...

leafy1 wrote:
This Luke Jarvis and Samuel Delaney were probably gobbing it off big time as well in the kebab shop................

...just as well they were brought down a peg or two
Yes, because in leafy1-world a bit of name-calling deserves being pursued across town by car and then beaten with an iron bar.

Guess the old rhyme 'sticks and stones' has different words in other countries, and 'customer service' means something else entirely.
[quote][p][bold]leafy1[/bold] wrote: This Luke Jarvis and Samuel Delaney were probably gobbing it off big time as well in the kebab shop................ ...just as well they were brought down a peg or two[/p][/quote]Yes, because in leafy1-world a bit of name-calling deserves being pursued across town by car and then beaten with an iron bar. Guess the old rhyme 'sticks and stones' has different words in other countries, and 'customer service' means something else entirely. Hmmmf
  • Score: 11

10:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

So....
1. Followed into car park, so assault wasn't reactionary
2. Used an iron bar
3. Kicked on the ground

Surely those facts regardless of provocation mean a custodial sentence....?
So.... 1. Followed into car park, so assault wasn't reactionary 2. Used an iron bar 3. Kicked on the ground Surely those facts regardless of provocation mean a custodial sentence....? LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 25

11:53am Sat 2 Aug 14

Sandor Clegane says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
So....
1. Followed into car park, so assault wasn't reactionary
2. Used an iron bar
3. Kicked on the ground

Surely those facts regardless of provocation mean a custodial sentence....?
Of course. The Sentencing Guidelines are very clear, especially in regard to point 3.

A completely premeditated, violent assault with weapons.

No punishment whatsoever, as a 'suspended sentence' is utterly meaningless unless the judge believes the criminals will reoffend within the time period.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: So.... 1. Followed into car park, so assault wasn't reactionary 2. Used an iron bar 3. Kicked on the ground Surely those facts regardless of provocation mean a custodial sentence....?[/p][/quote]Of course. The Sentencing Guidelines are very clear, especially in regard to point 3. A completely premeditated, violent assault with weapons. No punishment whatsoever, as a 'suspended sentence' is utterly meaningless unless the judge believes the criminals will reoffend within the time period. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 10

12:57pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Gertcha! says...

LordCharles wrote:
Nice to know multiculturalism is bringing in foreign criminals.
Nice to know casual xenophobia is alive and well in Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]LordCharles[/bold] wrote: Nice to know multiculturalism is bringing in foreign criminals.[/p][/quote]Nice to know casual xenophobia is alive and well in Swindon. Gertcha!
  • Score: -8

3:01pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Davey Gravey says...

The drunken gobshites should feel lucky they didn't use sharia law on them.
That said the kebab men have been punished for retaliation.
The drunken gobshites should feel lucky they didn't use sharia law on them. That said the kebab men have been punished for retaliation. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -4

7:33pm Sun 3 Aug 14

mrwoo says...

I'd deport Mr Jarvis to kebabland, where he'll probably get a good doing by Stavros and his mates.
I'd deport Mr Jarvis to kebabland, where he'll probably get a good doing by Stavros and his mates. mrwoo
  • Score: 2

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