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Man ordered to pay compensation after attack outside Solihull chip shop

A MAN has been ordered to pay £50 compensation after assaulting someone at a controversial late-night chip shop.

A MAN has been ordered to pay £50 compensation after assaulting someone at a controversial late-night chip shop.

On January 6, at around 3am, Tyrowne Phillips had been overheard threatening girls in the queue at The King’s Fryer, in Station Road, Solihull, a court heard.

Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said the 21-year-old, from Coleshill Heath Road, Chelmsley Wood had told the women:

“I’m going to slap your face. You Solihull people are all the same.”

Phillips was then seen to get into an argument with Samuel Rowley, who had also been waiting in the queue which escalated into a physical attack outside the chip shop.

“He punched the victim to the forehead and again on the cheek,” said Mr Stoddart.

But when Phillips attempted to attack his victim again, Mr Rowley was able to defend himself, delivering a blow to Phillip’s ribs.

John Derry, defending, said Phillips, who had been out drinking with his girlfriend and her mother, had “no recollection” of the attack.

“He has seen the CCTV and accepts he was the aggressor,” he added.

Phillips pleaded guilty to the offence and the Jaguar Land Rover employee was handed £300 in fines and costs and ordered to pay £50 compensation.

Police had previously raised concerns about the chippie’s plans to extend its hours to 4am on weekends, before it won approval in 2011.

In a letter to the licensing committee, officers had warned: “There are serious concerns that disturbance and disorder will escalate at the premises.”

 

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