'Plumstead kebab cockroach made me sick'

News Shopper: 'Plumstead kebab cockroach made my family physically sick' 'Plumstead kebab cockroach made my family physically sick'

IT WAS supposed to be a night in with a tasty kebab - but this Charlton family ended up vomiting in the toilet after discovering a cockroach lurking in their pitta bread.

Westley Powell was at home in Little Heath with his wife and mum when they ordered three kebabs, chips and drinks from the Surprise takeaway in Plumstead High Street.

There were no problems with two of the meals and Mr Powell had chomped through most of his own delicious doner before making a shocking discovery - there was a dead bug hidden beneath the last two slices of meat.

The 22-year-old dad-of-one explained: "I'd pretty much finished but something told me to look more carefully at my food and there it was - a dead cockroach.

"As soon as I looked at it I knew it was some sort of bug. I Googled it just to see."

Mr Powell, who hopes he didn't wolf down any more bugs before he made the discovery and whose mum and wife had already finished their meal, added: "To be quite honest with you it made me physically sick.

"My mum looked at it and went to the toilet and started puking up.

"It wasn't really a good experience.

News Shopper: A snap of the cockroach lying in Mr Powell's pitta

"Ever since that night I can't eat a kebab. Just thinking about it is making me cringe."

Mr Powell, who took the kebab back to the shop, said: "When we confronted them about it, they said 'it's not a cockroach, it's a bug'."

He managed to get his money back but both he a 44-year-old mum Jane Elliott complained to Greenwich Council.

Mr Powell said: "We just thought, what if it happens to somebody else? We had to report them."

As News Shopper reported last week, a health inspection visit to Surprise last September - after Mr Powell's experience - found more roaches in the storeroom and freezers.

News Shopper: Surprise! Plumstead takeaway inspection finds cockroaches

Owner Safiullah Osmanzay was found guilty at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on January 7 of breaching food hygiene regulations and was fined £2,250 and ordered to pay a further £1,500 in costs.

A worker at the takeaway, who would identify himself only as 'Noor', told News Shopper: "There's not cockroaches anymore.

"Everything's killed."

 

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11:27am Mon 20 Jan 14

the wall says...

Surprise takeaway in Plumstead High Street - livin up to its name.
Surprise takeaway in Plumstead High Street - livin up to its name. the wall

11:28am Mon 20 Jan 14

Virtual-Monster says...

"Everythings killed" - Including the customers.

Nowt worse than knowing that the cockroach was killed by the food. If it can kill a roach, what's it going to do to a human being?

Surprise - The only kebab shop in Plumstead which was (is?) infested with bugs - I don't think so!
"Everythings killed" - Including the customers. Nowt worse than knowing that the cockroach was killed by the food. If it can kill a roach, what's it going to do to a human being? Surprise - The only kebab shop in Plumstead which was (is?) infested with bugs - I don't think so! Virtual-Monster

12:27pm Mon 20 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

A family goes into a kebab house? Zombies? I thought kebab houses were for drunken idiots. After that girl got chopped up and used for kebab meat I am shocked anyone goes to these places, even families.
A family goes into a kebab house? Zombies? I thought kebab houses were for drunken idiots. After that girl got chopped up and used for kebab meat I am shocked anyone goes to these places, even families. white rabbit9

1:48pm Mon 20 Jan 14

caz b says...

Why order a kebab from plumstead when you live in little Heath,charlton. Really don't believe this story at all
Why order a kebab from plumstead when you live in little Heath,charlton. Really don't believe this story at all caz b

1:58pm Mon 20 Jan 14

wibblewooble says...

why woud ANYONE order a kebab from plumstead high street??
why woud ANYONE order a kebab from plumstead high street?? wibblewooble

12:12am Wed 22 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

Why has everyone got a downer on plumstead.
Why has everyone got a downer on plumstead. mouthalmighty

12:38am Wed 22 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

That bloke should be glad he wasn't charged extra for specialised meat.
That bloke should be glad he wasn't charged extra for specialised meat. mouthalmighty

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