"Hopefully we will stay in Honiton" - Indian restaurant owners who were attacked thank residents for their support
PUBLISHED: 10:41 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:40 17 July 2019
The owners of an Indian restaurant who were attacked in an confrontation have thanked Honiton's community for their support.
Joynul Islam and Koyes Uddin, of Indian Cuisine in New Street, were both injured in the scuffle which happened on July 6.
Mr Islam was bitten on the finger and Mr Uddin was punched in the face after a group of six invaded their premises. The fight broke out after Mr Islam asked the group to move on from outside the restaurant.
News of the altercation was met with an outpouring of sympathy from residents after Mr Islam admitted he didn't feel safe in Honiton anymore.
Mr Islam said many people have popped into the restaurant to show their support, while the pair has been sent numerous cards from well-wishers.
Jay Ahmed, who works at Indian Cuisine, said: "We would like to thank everyone for their support.
"Hopefully, we will not be going anywhere and we will stay here."